Navy
   
 
Turkey in the First World War
 
 


Peyk-i Şevket




Sources: (above) Turkish Navy;
(below) Naval Museum Istanbul.

Tonnage: 775 tonnes
Length: 80.1 m.
Beam: 8.4 m.
Draught: 4.6 m.
Engines: 2 VTE; 5,100 hp; Germania
Speed: 18 kts.
Armament: 2-105 mm L/40 quick firing guns, Krupp
6-57 mm L/40 quick firing guns, Krupp
2-37 mm L/40 quick firing guns, Krupp
3 torpedo tubes, 450 mm

Record:
* Launched on November 15, 1906.
* Commissioned by the Turkish Navy in November 1907.
* Took part in the Balkan War.
* On August 6, 1915, Peyk-i Şevket was hit and damaged by a torpedo fired by the British submarine E11 in the Sea of Marmara near Silivri.
* Returned to service in 1917.
* Laid up at Istanbul on October 30, 1918.
* Renamed Peyk in 1924 and refurbished by the Turkish Navy at Gölcük.
* Decommissioned in 1944.
* Broken up in 1954.

 


 
 
 
 
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