Four destroyers, formerly of the Royal Navy, were officially 'taken over' by the Turkish Navy during a ceremony at Istanbul, Turkey, July 27 attended by Turkish Prime Minister Adnan Menderea.
SV Admiral Fahri Keyuturk speaking.
SV Left to right. Ex Prine Minister Rauf Orbay. Premier Menderes. Ethem Yetkiner, (Governor of Istanbul)
GV. Ship 'Marne' now 'Marshal Fevzi Cakmak'
CU. Menderes speaking
LV. The 3 ministers towards visiting ships
SV. Ministers coming aboard ship
SV. Ministers being shown over ship
CU. Ministers on deck of Marshal Favzi Cakmak (XMarne)
SV. Ministers, friends down stairway
TRAVEL SHOT on launch passing ships
PAN of ships in harbour
TILT DOWN bow of ship
SV. Menderes on deck
LV. 3 ships:D348 Alpaslen-X Milne D 351 Pyalepasa-XMetecr, D 349-Marshal Fevzi Cakmak-X Marne
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Background: Four destroyers, formerly of the Royal Navy, were officially 'taken over' by the Turkish Navy during a ceremony at Istanbul, Turkey, July 27 attended by Turkish Prime Minister Adnan Menderea.
The destroyers were 'handed over' in a ceremony at Portsmouth Dockyard, U.K. June 29.
New names have been given to the ships. HMS 'Milne' has been re-named 'Alpaslan': 'HMS 'Meteor' now 'Pyalepasa': HMS 'Marne' now 'Marshal'. Three of the ships have been named after Turkish maritime heroes, the fourth, 'Marshal Fevzi Cakmak', is named after the first Marshal of the Turkish Army.