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Turkish battleship the Messoudieh served as a stationary guard ship near Chanak in the Dardanelles at the start of world war one but she was sunk on 13th December 1914 by a torpedo from the British submarine B11.

Turkish battleship Messudiyeh of the Ottoman Navy. She was sunk by a British submarine (B11) off the coast of the Dardanelles.

The captain of the Messoudieh in 1897 was Mehemet Bey who served briefly as a Naval attach?n England. The officer on the left was the first lieutenant of the vessel, next are her first engineer and doctor, with other engineers. The officers behind are mostly lieutenants. It was said at the time that the engineering branch of the Turkish Navy was probably the weakest part of the navy.

Half page photo 8" x 5" printed 1897 for sale ?15 order code C26