Turkey’s Anadolu Shipyard (Anadolu Deniz Insaat K?zaklar? San. ve Tic. A.S., ADIK) delivered one of the naval cadet training ships (CTS) it has manufactured for the Qatari Emiri Navy, QTS 91 Al Doha on August 25, 2021. The vessel was developed based on the Turkish shipyard’s own design, with specially-added features in line with the Qatar Naval Forces’ demands. The vessel was delivered within a 30-month period as scheduled. The ship, from now on, will continue tactical trainings and then set sail for Doha.
Al-Doha is a offshore patrol vessel-class ship that is approximately 90 meters long (295 feet) and has 2,150 tons of full load displacement. The CTSs will also have a helipad for medium size helicopters on its stern and is set to be capable of providing combat management and weapon training to trainees in addition to its main use. It is possible for Qatari Navy to use the vessels for offshore patrol duties, as a secondary mission. The vessels allow 76 students and 8 instructors on board in addition to a regular crew of 66 sailors.
Qatar initially ordered two training ships from the Anadolu Shipyard in March 2018 during the DIMDEX maritime defense exhibition in Doha. The second ordered vessel, QTS 92 A-Shamal, was launched on Dec. 20 last year and is scheduled to be delivered in 2022. . These Cadet Training Ships feature space allocations for theoretical and practical training facilities for the cadets and the instructors. The vessels may also be used by Qatari Navy for offshore patrol duties, as a secondary mission.
Anadolu Shipyard is a Turkish shipyard located in Tuzla, Istanbul. The shipyard is situated on the Tersaneler Cad. 22 in Tuzla. The production program covers small-sized Landing Craft Vehicle Personnels (LCVP), middle-size Landing Craft Mechanizeds (LCM), as well as Landing Craft Tanks (LCT), Landing Ship, Tanks (LST) and Landing helicopter docks /LHD). Other ship designs include Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) of lengths 70–90 m (230–300 ft), Fast attack crafts (FAC) and Landing Platform Docks (LPD).