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Mesudiye

Post by Peter H » 21 Sep 2009 11:59

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_ba ... p_Mesudiye
At the beginning of World War I Mesudiye was ordered to anchor just south of the Dardanelles Narrows at Chanak, in Sarisiglar Bay as a floating battery to protect the minefields. Both the ship's captain, Besiktasli Arif Nebi, and several officers protested this order, but the opinions of the German naval advisors prevailed.

On 13 December 1914 the British submarine B-11 entered the Dardanelles, and torpedoed the Mesudiye from a range of 800 m (2,600 ft) exactly at noon, as the ship's crew gathered belowdecks for lunch. Lookouts saw the torpedo and B-11's periscope, and sounded the alarm, and the Mesudiye’s guns began to fire towards the point where the submarine had been sighted. The impact of the first torpedo caused the Mesudiye to heel severely. She capsized in 10 minutes, trapping most of the crew; however, as she was lying in shoal water, most of the hull was above the surface, so most of her crew were rescued by cutting through the hull. Thirty-seven men were killed in all, 10 officers and 27 men.

The Mesudiye’s guns were salvaged and mounted in a shore battery bearing her name, and later caused substantial damage to the French battleship Bouvet on 18 March 1915.

The sunken Mesudiye from Jane's War at Sea 1897-1997
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Re: Mesudiye

Post by Peter H » 21 Sep 2009 12:04

Mesudiye topu (bataryası) gallipolu 1915
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/5338742

Lieutenant Norman Holbrook VC and the Messudiye
http://www.anzacsite.gov.au/5environmen ... brook.html

Ship Wreck
http://www.turkiye-wrecks.com/mesudiyeeng.html

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Re: Mesudiye

Post by Tolga Alkan » 21 Sep 2009 16:19

Recent two published works on Mesudiye:

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Post by Tosun Saral » 22 Sep 2009 10:42

Holy martyries of Mesudiye: December 13th 1914 ( 30 Teşrin-i sani 1330 )
source: Harb Mecmuası the War Magazine

Navy Wheeler Second Lt. Şükrü Şerif Efendi from Nevrekop
Navy Wheeler Second Lt. Mehmet Yaşar Efendi from Lofça
Navy Wheeler Captain Süleyman Muzaffer Efendi from İzmit
Navy Wheeler Captain Ziya Efendi from Kale-i Sultaniye (Canakkale)
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Re: Mesudiye

Post by Tosun Saral » 22 Sep 2009 10:57

Holy martyries of Mesudiye: December 13th 1914 ( 30 Teşrin-i sani 1330

Navy Wheeler Second Lt. Abdullah Galib Efendi son of Hasan from Cyprus
Navy Wheeler Second Lt. Mehmet Efendi from Kasımpaşa/İstanbul)

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Re: Mesudiye

Post by tigre » 06 Apr 2019 15:33

Hello to all :D; a complement.................................

The Ottoman ironclad Mesudiye.

As originally constructed, the Mesudiye was one of a number of armoured warships ordered by Sultan Abdülaziz from Britain, Austria-Hungary and France. She was ordered from the Thames Iron Works in 1871, laid down in 1872, and launched in 1874. She was commissioned in December 1875 following completion of her trials, and at the time was considered one of the most powerful warships in the world. In 1903 Mesudiye was sent to the Ansaldo shipyards in Genoa, Italy, for a complete rebuild into a pre-dreadnaught type vessel.

Source: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ww1-crucero-ac ... 7675.l2557

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Re: Mesudiye

Post by tigre » 27 Apr 2019 14:50

Hello to all :D; more.................................

The Mesudiye's hunter.

Source: The Illustrated London News. Dec 19, 1914.

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Post by Jochen Kruesmann » 15 Aug 2019 18:08

The Mesudiye (right)...........................................
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Sorry, but the photos shows MESUDIYE (LEFT) and cruiser MECIDIYE (right).

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Re: Mesudiye

Post by stevebecker » 15 Aug 2019 22:55

Mate,

Yes, the two funnels of the rebuild makes that for sure over the three of the Cruiser

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Re: Mesudiye

Post by tigre » 16 Aug 2019 04:01

It seems a little confusion about the "right" uh? Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: Mesudiye

Post by Felix C » 16 Aug 2019 12:35

I read many decades ago that the ship when inspected by the German naval mission in 1914 was found to be have part of its armament with false weapons because the funds appropriated had been ill used.

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Re: Mesudiye

Post by stevebecker » 16 Aug 2019 22:18

Mate,

Don't know how true that was, as she had been used in the last Balkan war to support the troops.

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Post by Tosun Saral » 17 Aug 2019 10:31

Mr. Oğuz Otay wrote the story of Mesudiye (1874- Dec. 13rd 1914) "Efendi Kaptan Kurtar Bizi" (Captain Efendi save us) Mesudiye was torpedoed by B 11 at Sarısığlar bay at gallipoli on dec. 13rd 1914. The ship turned over. There were still crew inside. They were yelling "Captain Efendi save us" Those yelling 5 officers and 2 men were saved later by cutting the body of the ship. During the cutting operation the crew inside were served milk and coniak. But unfortunately 2 officers could not be saved. we lost totally 10 officers and 24 men during that disaster.
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Re: Mesudiye

Post by stevebecker » 17 Aug 2019 23:09

Mate,

Lucky they were in such shallow waters, other wise the total may have been a lot higher.

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Re: Mesudiye

Post by Felix C » 18 Aug 2019 14:31

I recall reading the U.S. Ambassador or Consul helped save life

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