Namazgâh Tabyası (Fort No. 17)

Armament: two 260 mm L/22 guns, two 240 mm L/35 guns, five 240 mm L/22 guns, seven 210 mm L/22 guns


Fort Namazgâh in 1880's, shortly after it was constructed. Note the barracks on the right still without roof. (Yetkin İşcen's collection)

Fort Namazgâh in early 2000’s shortly before its „renovation”. Opposite (on the Asiatic shore and marked with the red arrow) is fort Anadolu Hamidiye (Fort No. 19).

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Fort's NE flank in its present shape.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Central section of thr fort.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Fort's Southern flank.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Original steps preserved at one of Southern gun emplacements.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Remnants of the original ramrods preserved at the same gun emplacement.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

One of two two-storey ammunition stores on the Southern flank.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

View on the South flank from the fort’s main shelter.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Main shelter's interior.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Ruins of the fort’s main barracks.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

View on the fort's main gate from the barracks.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

View from the fort’s embankment toward the South entrance to the Dardanelles.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

 

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