Turkish Anadolu Shipyard launched the first of two Cadet Training Ships named “Al Doha” (pennant number : QTS-91) for the Qatari Emiri Navy on 8th October, which was ordered by Qatar at DIMDEX 2018.
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Qatar Defense Minister Halid Bin Muhammed Al Attiyah attended the ceremony. “I wish our training ships to be auspicious for the friendly and brotherly Qatar Armed Forces and strengthen our brotherhood.” said Turkish Defense Minister during the ceremony.
The ship was designed by the Anadolu Shipyard’s own crew in accordance with the special requests of the Qatar Naval Forces.
The ship is 90 meters long and has 1.950 tonnes of full load displacement. Besides basic naval cadet training, CTS will have a helipad for medium size helicopter on the stern and will be capable to provide combat management and weapon training to the trainees as well. A secondary mission such as offshore patrol duties can be carried out.
Key Specifications :
- Displacement: 2150 t
- Length: 89.6 m
- Beam: 14.2m
- Maximum Speed: 22 knots
- Propulsion: 2 Main Diesel Engines 5460 kW each, 2 CPP Propellers, Bow Thruster
- Complement : 150 (11 Officers- 22 Petty Officers- 8 Instructors-76 Cadets- 27 Ratings- 6 Civilians)
- Armament: 30mm Stabilized Gun, 2 Machine Guns 12.7mm