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Acar, The Museum Ship

Acar, the museum ship was built between 1936-1937 in Germany. It was brought in front of Istanbul, Dolmabahçe Palace within three days by passing through the Kiel Canal closed to sea traffic, in regard to the permission given by German authorities.

After being taken into the Turkish Naval Forces inventory, it was used by Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK with the intention to go to Savarona Yacht. Subsequent to the passing away of the great leader Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK, the ship carried out its duty as Acar Staff Boat (marine vessel carrying high rank officers) and following its decommissioning, was subordinated to naval academy.

In 2000 it went under repairment and restoration and on July 25, 2001, with a ceremony that took place in İstanbul Shipyard Command, it was launched.

Between the years 2001-2015, the ship carried out its duty as a staff boat subordinated to North Sea Area Command. It was decommissioned by Turkish Naval Forces Command on September 25, 2015 in oder to be exhibited as a museum ship in Çanakkale Naval Museum Command.