On August 28th 2012 Tuesday, TCG Ç-158, the last vessel of the serries was delivered to Turkish Navy with a ceremony.
ANADOLU Shipyard is actually proceeding with 8 vessels Landing Craft Tank project and 2 vessels Landing Ship Tank project for Turkish Naval Forces Command. These vessels are built according to NATO and all other relevant Navy standards.
TCG Ç-158 is the Eight vessel of the Project. All of the LCTs of ANADOLU Shipyard were successfully tested and delivered to Turkish Navy.
The first LCT of ANADOLU Shipyard, namely TCG Ç-151 was delivered on March 9th 2012 and since that time it has been delivered a total of eight Landing Craft Tanks.
Thus for the first time a Navy project undertaken by a privately owned Naval Shipyard is completed on time and on scheduled as it was been planned to be 37 months back in July 2009.
ANADOLU Shipyard has thus decided to run a serries of international and national adverts in order to publicize this success. The first advert therefore was published on August 29th 2012 issue of Jane’s Defense Weekly.
Source: ANADOLU Shipyard, September 11, 2012