Rumeli Hamidiye Tabyası (Fort No. 16)

Armament: two 355 mm L/35 guns


A 355/35 gun in fort Rumeli Hamidiye on a picture taken in 1918. Note the camouflage painted on the barrel.

(New Zealand in the First World War 1914-1918)

A 355/35 gun in fort Rumeli Hamidiye on a picture taken in 1918.

(New Zealand in the First World War 1914-1918)

One of two gun emplacements in fort Rumeli Hamidiye in the first half of 1990’s, when for a short period the fort was abandoned by the army. Now it is closed for public again. The arrow mark shows the 355/35 gun’s axis of rotation.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Pictures of the same place taken in 2008 show how fast it deteriorates…

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Fort's middle ammunition store.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

The foundation plaque over the entrance to the middle ammunition store still exists.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

Fort’s barracks – heavily damaged in 1915 and extensively converted in later years.

(Photo: Piotr Nykiel)

 

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