Orhaniye Tabyası (Fort No. 4)

Armament: two 240 mm L/35 guns, two 37 mm anti-aircraft guns


Kumkale area seen from Yenişehir Plateau (looking NE).

1 – Fort Orhaniye; 2 – Fort Kumkale; 3 – Gallipoli Peninsula; 4 – Çanakkale.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Left-side gun emplacement in Fort Orhaniye with 240/35 gun and the fort’s crew. This photograph taken at the beginning of 20th century shows the left window of the bunker being still in its original arched shape. Later on (probably in 1930’s) both windows as well as the doors of the bunker were replaced with rectangular ones.

(Piotr Nykiel’s collection)

Fort Orhaniye

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Fort Orhaniye

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

The only bunker of Fort Orhaniye housing crew's shelter and the ammunition stores for both 240/35 guns.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Fort Orhaniye’s foundation plaque - stolen after 2008.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Interior of Fort Orhaniye’s bunker – the main corridor.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Interior of Fort Orhaniye’s bunker – left side crew shelter and the entrance to the left side ammunition store.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Interior of Fort Orhaniye’s bunker – view from left side crew shelter through the main corridor to the right side crew shelter.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Interior of Fort Orhaniye’s bunker – left side ammunition store.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Interior of Fort Orhaniye’s bunker – right side crew shelter with exits to the main corridor (to the left) and to the right side ammunition store (to the right).

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Interior of Fort Orhaniye’s bunker – corridor going from the main corridor to the right-side gun emplacement.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

The 240/35 gun from Fort Orhaniye in the Naval Museum in Istanbul in 1998.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

The 240/35 gun from Fort Orhaniye in the Naval Museum in Istanbul in 1998 (note the damage of the muzzle made on February 25, 1915) and...

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

...the very same gun in the Naval Museum in Çanakkale in 2008.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

An old type 240 mm shell from Fort Orhaniye.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

 

 

Back to Fortifications