20 Temmuz 1974 tarihinde icra edilen "KIBRIS BARIŞ HAREKATI" sırasında ganimet olarak ele geçirilence Şehit Teğmen Caner GÖNYELİ adı verilen gemi Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri bünyesinde 8 Nisan 1976 - 12 Temmuz 1996 tarihleri arasında karakol botu olarak görev yapmıştır. Geminin ismi KIBRIS BARIŞ HAREKATI esnasında 21 Temmuz 1974 tarihinde batan TCG Kocatepe'de şehit olan Teğmen Caner GÖNYELİ'nin anısına verilmiştir. Boyutlar (Boy, En, Draft) : 26,7 x 4,7 x 1,8 Metre Tonaj : 56 Ton Ana Tahrik Sistemi : 4 x 6,710 Win Dizel - 4 x 65 (1250) Hp.-2 Pervane Sürati: 9 Deniz Mili Silahları : 2x20 mm Orligon Top
Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.Text by Steve Smith.