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Yildirim (P-338) ex USS Defiance (PG-95)

Yildirim (P-338) ex USS Defiance (PG-95)

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USS Defiance (PG-95) was launched on 24 August 1968, and commissioned on 24 September 1969. She was decommissioned on 11 June 1973, in Izmir, Turkey, and immediately after she was transferred to the Turkish Navy, renamed as Yildirim (P-338). She was destroyed by an explosion, and the ensuing fire, on 11 April 1985, off the coast of the Greek island of Mitylene, in the Aegean Sea. She was struck from the Turkish navy register on 6 July 1987.
 

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