Background photo: JDS Kashima - Japan Maritime Self Defense Force

navy ships asia

Here is an alphabetical overview of my spotted naval vessels from Asia, include the original name of their navy branch and naval flag.

These ships often visit major maritime events and travel around the world with new cadets/midshipmen as the ambassadors for their country.

Turkey was added to Asia because geographically 97% of this land is the Asian continent and only 3% in Europe. 

                                                             If a country is a member of NATO, click on

to see their current and future fleet. 


                                                                         For this continent, this means photos from the NATO member state: Turkye.


INS Tarangini - A75

sailing training ship

in service 1997 - flag; India

photo taken in Amsterdam (NLD)

August 22, 2015

Bhāratīya Nau Senā



JDS Kashima - TV3508

training vessel

in service 1990 - flag; Japan

photo taken in Antwerp (BEL)

August 08, 2016

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force



PLAN Changbai Shan - 989

amfibisch transport ship

in service 2012 - flag; China

photo taken in Rotterdam (NLD)

January 25, 2015

People's Liberation Army Navy



PLAN Chaohu - 890

replenishment ship

in service 2013 - flag; China

photo taken in Rotterdam (NLD)

January 25, 2015

People's Liberation Army Navy



PLAN Yuncheng - 571

frigate

in service 2010 - flag; China

photo taken in Rotterdam (NLD)

January 25, 2015

People's Liberation Army Navy



RNOV Shabab Oman II - S2

sailing training ship

in service 2014 - flag; Oman

photo taken in Den Helder (NLD)

June 23, 2017

Royal Navy of Oman



ROKS Dao Cheong - AOE58

fast combat support ship

in service 1998 - flag; South Korea

photo taken in Rotterdam (NLD)

October 31 , 2015

Republic of Korea Navy



ROKS Kang Gam Chan - DDH979

destroyer

in service 2007 - flag; South Korea

photo taken in Rotterdam (NLD)

October 31, 2015

Republic of Korea Navy



TCG Gediz - F495

frigate

purchased in 2000 - flag; Turkye

photo taken in IJmuiden (NLD)

May 24, 2018

Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri