Launching Ceremony of AL DOHA

Anadolu Shipyard adds a new one to its shipbuilding achievements with their original national design. The biggest naval vessel built and exported by Turkish private industry was launched with a ceremony. Qatar Minister of Defense Khalid Mohamed Al Attiyah, Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar, Qatar Naval Commander, The Commander of Turkish Naval Forces, The President of SSB Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir and top executives of both countries attended the launch ceremony. The construction of the 2 Cadet Training Ships (CTS) for Qatar Armed Forces has stared on February 25, 2019. The delivery date of the first ship “AL DOHA” was projected for 2021 and for the second “AL SHAMAL” for 2022. The ships, all of which are designed nationally by Anadolu Shipyard, are capable of helicopter operations day and night, and have the opportunity to provide fire support and emergency medical services. Combat System design and integration of the ships are also carried out by Anadolu Shipyard. Ships are built with a domestic and original design with high-strength steel hull and aluminum upper building, and there are two fully functional bridges for training purposes.

Ships are built under the supervision of Turkish Lloyd in accordance with Turkish Lloyd Military Ship Rules are certified by Turkish Lloyd.
The ships are of OPV design, with an overall length of approximately 90 meters, a width of 14.2 meters and a displacement of 2,150 tons.
Its top speed is 22 knots and its economic speed is 15 knots.
The ship is equipped for a total of 150 personnel. Apart from 66 ship personnel, 76 students and 8 trainers can be trained on all kinds of operations and sensor-weapon uses on the ship.
The ship has all technical capabilities, including helicopter landing and resupply. It can stay at sea for 15 days without refueling, and has a range of more than 2,000 nautical miles.
The ships can perform Logistics Support, Accompaniment and Patrol duties, apart from training missions.