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YMP-3 was built for Turkey as TCG Mehmetçik (N 105)

Yard Mineplanter:
  • Built by Higgins Industries, New Orleans LA (YN 13614)
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed under the Military Assistance Program for Turkey as TCG Mehmetçik (N 105) 1, December 1957
  • Redesignated (N 115), date unknown
  • Placed out of Turkish naval service, 2000
  • Purchased for commercial service, rebuilt as a cable laying and recovery vessel and renamed MV Mehmetçik-2, 2002
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    1. Mehmetçik, also given as Mehmedcik, means "Little Mehmet," an affectionate pet name for Turkish soldiers, like "doughboy" or "G.I." in the US Army.
    Displacement 540 tons(fl)
    Length 127'
    Beam 35'
    Draft 6'
    Speed 10 kts
    Complement 22
    Armament one 40mm AA
    two General Motors 6-71 diesel engines, 600bhp each
    two propellers
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    YMP-3 69k YMP-3 entering a floating dry dock at New Orleans, probably soon before being delivered to Turkey. Cüneyt Demir
    TCG Mehmetçik (N 105) (N 115)
    YMP-3 137k Ex-YMP-3 in Turkish Naval service as TCG Mehmetçik (N 105) tied to a mooring buoy, location unknown, circa 1965.
    Official Turkish Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    YMP-3 84k TCG Mehmetçik (N 115) underway in 1985 in the Bosporus Straits. Cüneyt Demir
    YMP-3 92k Drawing of TCG Mehmetçik (N 105) (N 115) by Cüneyt Demir. Cüneyt Demir
    YMP-3 69k
    YMP-3 78k
    YMP-3 108k TCG Mehmetçik (N 115) underway, date and location unknown.
    Official Turkish Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Commercial Service
    YMP-3 299k MV Mehmetçik-2 underway in the Bosporus Straits, circa 2002. Cüneyt Demir

    There is no DANFS history available for YMP-3 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation

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