Turgut Reis

 

German battleship SMS Wiessenburg before 1910 when she was sold to Turkey and renamed as Turgut Reis.

(Piotr Nykiel's collection)

SMS Wiessenburg

(Andrzej Danilewicz's collection)

Turgut Reis

(Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Turgut Reis

(E. F. Rochat - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Turgut Reis in İskenderun (Alexandretta)

(Hussein Ikbal & frères - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Turgut Reis' stern turret with her main 280 mm L/40 guns settled in 1936 on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles as "Turgut Reis Battery".

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Turgut Reis' midship turret with 280 mm L/35 guns.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Interior of the stern turret with left-side Krupp gun.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Left-side Krupp gun in the stern turret.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Left-side Krupp gun in the stern turret.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Left-side Krupp gun in the stern turret.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Ammunition lift of the right-side gun in the rear section of the midship turret.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Ammunition lift of the right-side gun in the rear section of the midship turret.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Right-side hatch in the rear section of the midship turret.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Breech of the right-side gun in the midship turret (in top right corner) seen from the interior of the turret’s barbette.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Right side of the midship turret with the descent to the barbette.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

 

Barbaros Hayrettin

 

SMS Kurfürßt Friedrich Wilhelm in 1899, eleven years before she was sold to Turkey.

(Andrzej Danilewicz's collection)

SMS Kurfürßt Friedrich Wilhelm in 1899. Aft turret with two 280 mm L/40 guns.

(Andrzej Danilewicz's collection)

SMS Kurfürßt Friedrich Wilhelm in 1899. Bow turret with two 280 mm L/40 guns.

(Andrzej Danilewicz's collection)

SMS Kurfürßt Friedrich Wilhelm in 1899 during coal loding.

(Andrzej Danilewicz's collection)

SMS Kurfürßt Friedrich Wilhelm in 1899 during coal loding.

(Andrzej Danilewicz's collection)

SMS Kurfürßt Friedrich Wilhelm in 1899. Boiler room.

(Andrzej Danilewicz's collection)

SMS Kurfürßt Friedrich Wilhelm in 1899. Engine room.

(Andrzej Danilewicz's collection)

SMS Kurfürßt Friedrich Wilhelm in 1899. Ship commander's cabin.

(Andrzej Danilewicz's collection)

SMS Kurfürßt Friedrich Wilhelm in 1899. Officer's mess.

(Andrzej Danilewicz's collection)

In 1910 SMS Kurfürßt Friedrich Wilhelm was sold to Turkey and renamed as Barbaros Hayrettin. During the naval operations in the Dardanelles she was the only Ottoman battleship which engaged in combat with the Allied navy. On March 6, 1915 while conducting the indirect fire from the Narrows over the Gallipoli Peninsula she managed to damage HMS Queen Elizabeth. This fact forced the Allies to abandon their plans of shelling the forts in the Narrows with indirect fire over the peninsula.

(E. F. Rochat - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

 

Mesudiye

 

Mesudiye - victim of the British submarine B 11. On December 13, 1914 she was the first ship to be lost by the Turks in the Dardanelles.

(Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Mesudiye

(Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Mesudiye

(Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Mesudiye

(Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Mesudiye

(Piotr Nykiel's collection)

An Ottoman propaganda postcard printed in ca 1904. It shows (from the left): sultan’s official yacht Ertuğrul, protected cruisers Mecidiye and Hamidiye, and battleship Mesudiye (on the bottom).

(Richard Cox' collection)

 

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