Turkish battleship Mesudiye


Turkish battleship Mesudiye

The "Mesudiye" was a pre-dreadnought battleship of the Ottoman Navy. It was constructed by Sultan Abdulaziz, who had a passion for creating a navy. Unfortunately this proved ineffective and expensive to maintain, so the ships largely fell into neglect. At the time of its construction it was considered one of the most powerfull ships in the world. [cite web |url=http://www.scribd.com/doc/241915/Naval-Revolution-in-East |title= Naval Revolution in the East |author=Emir Yeneer|publisher=Scribd |accesdsdate=2008-06-05] It was sunk during the Dardanelles Campaign by the British submarine B-11 when it was permanently moored as a floating defense platform for the dardanelles channel.

References

* [http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyTurkish.htm Naval History] WWI Ottoman navy
* [http://www.navyingallipoli.com/Ottoman_N.html Mesudiye] ] Photograph of the ship and other Gallipoli related naval images


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