Turkey in the First World War

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Berk-i Satvet


Source: Turkish Navy.

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 December 1, 1906.
* Commissioned by the Turkish Navy in November 1907.
* Took part in the Balkan War.
* On October 29, 1914, Berk-i Satvet shelled the Russian artillery positions at Novorossiysk.
* On January 2, 1915, Berk-i Satvet was damaged badly by a Russian mine off Bosphorus.
* Returned to service in 1917.
* Laid up in Istanbul on October 31, 1918.
* Renamed Berk in 1924 and refurbished by the Turkish Navy at Gölcük.
* Decommissioned in 1945.
* Broken up in 1955.

 
 
 
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