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Barbaros Hayreddin


Source: Ahmet Güleryüz collection

Tonnage: 10,060 tonnes
Length: 115.7 m.
Beam: 19.5 m.
Draught: 7.6 m.
Engines: 2 triple 3 cyl, 10,110 hp, Vulcan
Speed: 10 kts.
Armament: 4-280 mm L/40, Krupp
2-280 mm L/35, Krupp
6-105 mm L/35 quick firing guns, Krupp
6-88 mm L/35 quick firing guns, Krupp
3 torpedo tubes 450 mm, Schwartzkopf

Record:
* Launched on June 30, 1891.
* Commissioned by the German Navy on April 24, 1894, named Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm.
* Sold to the Turkish Navy in August 1910, and renamed Barbaros Hayreddin.
* Took part in the Balkan War.
* On February 18, 1915, Barbaros Hayreddin anchored off the coast in the Dardanelles to be used as a floating battery.
* On March 11, 1915, Barbaros Hayreddin returned to Istanbul.
* On April 25, 1915, Barbaros Hayreddin shelled the British landings in Gallipoli.
* On August 1915, while off Bolayır north of the Gallipoli peninsula, Barbaros Hayreddin was torpedoed by the British submarine E11. 21 officers and 237 sailors lost their lives. 51 officers and 347 sailors were rescued by Sivrihisar and Basra.


Commander of Barbaros Hayreddin ,
Col. Muzaffer Adil Bey
Source: Çanakkale 18 Mart University Barbaros Hayreddin,
oil painting by Haslet Soyöz, 2002


Barbaros Hayreddin anchored in Istanbul


Loading the guns of Barbaros Hayreddin,
oil painting by Servet Efendi, 1915

Source: Naval Museum Istanbul


Barbaros Hayreddin and the ship's name sake,
the great Turkish admiral
Source: Donanma Mecmuası
(courtesy of www.donanmatarihi.com)

Barbaros Hayreddin on a postcard

 


 
 
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