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This is a list of mine warfare vessels of the Ottoman Steam Navy:

Mine depot ship (Mayın depo gemisi)[]

Giresun[]

Name
(Namesake)
Builder
Dimensions
Displacement, Hull
Speed
Complement
Machinery
Boiler, Bunkers
Engines
Armament
Ordered
Laid down
Launched
Trials
Commissioned
Decommissioned
Afterward
Giresun[1]
(Giresun)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Robert Napier & Son, Glasgow Yd No 362
L 106.3m, B 11.3m, D 8.7m
4663tdw, 3065gt, Iron
10kts (1910), 7kts (1916)
90 (1914)
Steam 1 shaft
2,-
1 triple expansion 3 cyl., vertical, 2400ihp, Fairfield Co.
1x88 L/45 QF K (1910), disarmed (1917)
1877
1877
1877
Oct. 1877
Oct. 1877 as Warwick Castle D Currie & Co., London
1896 Warwick Castle Union Castle Line, London
1897 Jerome, Booth S.S.Co., London
1910 sold to the Ottoman government
1910 commissioned as mine transport Giresun
1916 collier
1917 laid up at Constantinople
15 May 1919 released by the French government and transferred to Osmanlı Seyr-i Sefain İdâresi
6 Dec. 1924 Türkiye Seyr-i Sefain İdâresi
1926 out of service
1927 sold for breaking up to İlhami Söker.

Minelayer (Mayın dökme gemisi)[]

Selânik[]

Name
(Namesake)
Builder
Dimensions
Displacement, Hull
Speed
Complement
Machinery
Boiler, Bunkers
Engines
Armament
Ordered
Laid down
Launched
Trials
Commissioned
Decommissioned
Afterward
Selânik[2]
(Thessaloniki)
-
-
270t, Steel
-
Steam 1 shaft
1, -
1 triple 3 cyl.
1x37mm QF, 25 mines (1911)
-
-
-
-
1900s tug of Selânik Liman İşlemesi, Salonika
Sep. 1911 seized by Ottoman Navy, converted to minelayer
Sep. 1911 commissioned
1927 decommissioned, laid up at Gölcük
Mar. 1915 transported mines to Nusret at Çanakkale.[3]

Samsun[]

Name
(Namesake)
Builder
Dimensions
Displacement, Hull
Speed
Complement
Machinery
Boiler, Bunkers
Engines
Armament
Ordered
Laid down
Launched
Trials
Commissioned
Decommissioned
Afterward
Samsun[4]
(Samsun)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg W. A. Stevens, Birkenhead
L 43.8m, B 6.8m, D 3.5m
275t, 48nt, Iron
-
-
Steam, 2 shafts
2, -
2 triple 3 cyl. vertical
Unarmed (1911), 1x76mm QF, 30 mines
1883
1884
1884
1884
1884 Knight of St. Jophn Knight of St. John Tug Co., Liverpool
1894 Knight of St. John Knight Steamship Co., Liverpool
1896 Knight of St. John Empreza Insulana de Nav., Lisbon
1897 Knight of St. John Vincent Stephan Emmanuel Grech, London (based at Gelibolu)
1897 Samsun İdâr-i Mahusa, Constantinople
28 Aug. 1910 Samsun Osmanlı Seyr-i Sefain, Constantinople
Sep. 1911 transferred to Ottoman Navy
converted to minelayer by Tersâne-i Âmire
23 Nov. 1914 commissioned as minelayer
sunk by British HMS E2 at Erdek.

İntibâh[]

Name
(Namesake)
Builder
Dimensions
Displacement, Hull
Speed
Complement
Machinery
Boiler, Bunkers
Engines
Armament
Ordered
Laid down
Launched
Trials
Commissioned
Decommissioned
Afterward
İntibâh[4]
("Vigilance")
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg R. Duncan & Co., Glasgow Yd No 233
L 61.2m, B 9.1m, D 4.7m
70t, -
8kts (1915)
12 officers, 46 ratings
Steam, 1 shaft
-, -
-
10 mines (1915)
1886
1886
1886
1886
1886 Warren Hastings Patrick Keith, J. H. Mudie, Greenock
21 Dec. 1981 Warren Hastings J. H. Mudie, Greenock
2 Jun. 1899 Warren Hastings Clive Steam Tug. Co. Ltd., London
20 Apr. 1903 Warren Hastings Vincent Stephen Emanuel Grech, London (based at Gelibolu)
4 Mar. 1912 sold to Ottoman government
Apr. 1914 commissioned İntibâh as salvage tug
Dec. 1914 converted to minelayer by Tersâne-i Âmire, Istanbul
Oct. 1918-Oct. 1923 laid up at Constantinople
1923 renamed Uyanık
1933 renamed İntibâh
1933-34 refitted by Gölcük Shipyard
1956 decommissioned, laid up Gölcük
1958 sold privately
1959-64 converted to general cargo motorship
1964 Ararat M. Okan (Mustafa Okanoğulları Gemicilik San. ve Tic. A.Ş), Istanbul.

Muzaffer[]

Name
(Namesake)
Builder
Dimensions
Displacement, Hull
Speed
Complement
Machinery
Boiler, Bunkers
Engines
Armament
Ordered
Laid down
Launched
Trials
Commissioned
Decommissioned
Afterward
Muzaffer[4]
("Triumphant")
-
70t, -
8kts (1915)
-
Steam, 1 shaft
-, -
-
10 mines (1914)
-
-
-
-
1913 commissioned as tug
Aug. 1914 converted to minelayer by Tersâne-Âmire, Istanbul
1915 pilot vessel in the Bosporus
Oct. 1918 decommissioned.

Nusret[]

Name
(Namesake)
Builder
Dimensions
Displacement, Hull
Speed
Complement
Machinery
Boiler, Bunkers
Engines
Armament
Ordered
Laid down
Launched
Trials
Commissioned
Decommissioned
Afterward
Nusret[4]
("God's help")
Flag of the German Empire.svg Schiff & Maschinenbau Germania, Kiel
LPP 40.2m, B 7.5m, D 3.4m
365t, Steel
15kts (trial), 12kts (1914)
-
Steam, 2 shafts
2 Schultz water tube, -
2 triple 3 cyl. vertical, 1200ihp, Gremania
2x47mm QF K, 40 mines (1913), 2x57mm QF, 60 mines (1927)
1910
1911
4 Dec. 1911
1912
1913
Oct. 1918-1926 laid up at Constantinople
1926-27 refitted by Gölcük Shipyard
1937 renamed Yardım diver vessel
1939 renamed Nusret tender
1955 decommissioned, laid up at Gölcük
1962 sold privately
1962-66 converted to general cargo ship
1966 Kaptan Nusret K. Kalkavan ve İsmaili Kaptanoğlu, Istanbul
1979 Kaptan Nusret A. Tombul, Istanbul
1980 Kaptan Nusret M. Okan, Istanbul
Apr. 1989 sunk.

Gayret[]

Name
(Namesake)
Builder
Dimensions
Displacement, Hull
Speed
Complement
Machinery
Boiler, Bunkers
Engines
Armament
Ordered
Laid down
Launched
Trials
Commissioned
Decommissioned
Afterward
Geyret[4]
("Endeavour")
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wigham Richardson & Co., Newcastle Yd No 86
L 30.6m, B 5.8m, D 3.4m
144gt, 37nt, 130t, Iron
9kts (1914)
-
Steam, 1 shaft
1 Scotch, -
1 compound 2 cyl., vertical, A. Shanks & Son
15 mines (1914)
1885
1885
1885
1885
1885 Shannon E.A. Gore, Limerick
24 Apr. 1890 Shannon B. Nicholson, Limerick
converted to salvage tug
20 Jul. 1890 Harlequin G.A. Courtenay Schenley, Limerick
1891 Harlequin R. Grech, Limerick (based at Gelibolu)
27 Oct. 1896 Harlequin Alfred, William & Richard Grech, Limerick
19 Nov. 1901 Harlequin Vincent Stephen Emanuel Grech, Limerick
18 Jun. 1907 sold to Ottoman government
Jul. 1907 Gayret İdâre-i Mahusa, Constantinople
28 Aug. 1910 Gayret Osmanlı Seyr-i Sefain İdâresi, Constantinople
30 Jul. 1914 transferred to Ottoman Navy
converted to minelayer by Tersâne-i Âmire, Istanbul
30 Jul. 1914 commissioned
Oct. 1918 returned to Osmanlı Seyr-i Sefain İdâresi, Constantinople
1927 out of service, sold for breaking up.

Nilüfer[]

Name
(Namesake)
Builder
Dimensions
Displacement, Hull
Speed
Complement
Machinery
Boiler, Bunkers
Engines
Armament
Ordered
Laid down
Launched
Trials
Commissioned
Decommissioned
Afterward
Nilüfer[5]
("Lotus")
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg J & G Thompson, Glasgow
LOA 80.7m, LPP 77.1m, B 10.6m, D 3.6m
1088gt, 753nt, 1545ts, Steel
15kts (1914)
55
Steam, 2 shafts
2, J & G Thompson, 95t coal
2 triple 3 cyl. vertical, 5500ihp, J & G Thompson
1x57mm QF 60 mines
1889
1890
5 Jun. 1890
21 Jul. 1890
Jul. 1890 Frederica London & South Western Railway Co., Southampton
Jun. 1911 sold to Ottoman
Jul. 1911 Nilüfer Osmanlı Seyr-i Sefain İdâresi, Constantinople
Jul. 1914 transferred to Ottoman Navy
7 Aug. 1914 converted to minelayer by Tersâne-i Âmire, Istanbul
4 Sep. 1914 commissioned
17 Nov. 1914 left for the Black Sea
19 Nov. 1914 sunk by Russian mine about 10 miles northwest of the Bosporus, 55 lives lost.

Ron[]

Name
(Namesake)
Builder
Dimensions
Displacement, Hull
Speed
Complement
Machinery
Boiler, Bunkers
Engines
Armament
Ordered
Laid down
Launched
Trials
Commissioned
Decommissioned
Afterward
Ron[6] Flag of the United Kingdom.svg J. P. Rennoldson & Co., South Shields Yd No 150
L 36.7m, B 6.4m, D 3.2m
216t, 33nt, Steel
9kts (1914)
2 officers, 12 ratings
Steam, 2 shafts
2 surface condenser, -
2 triple expansion 3 cyl., 600ihp, Rennoldson
20 mines
1895
1895
1895
1895
1895 Flying Coot Clyde Shipping Co., Glasgow
Rhône Cie de Ramorquage, de Pilotage et du Sautage, Marseille
1911 S. Bandermaly, Constantinople (French flag)
Sep. 1914 seized by Ottoman government
11 Sep. 1914 commissioned Ron
30 Dec. 1914 sunk by Russian mine off the Bosporus
3 lives lost.

Minesweeper ship (Mayın tarama gemisi)[]

Castor class[]

Name
(Namesake)
Builder
Dimensions
Displacement, Hull
Speed
Complement
Machinery
Boiler, Bunkers
Engines
Armament
Ordered
Laid down
Launched
Trials
Commissioned
Decommissioned
Afterward
Castor[7] Flag of the German Empire.svg Stettiner AG für Schiffs und Maschinenbau, Stettin
LPP 22.6m, B 4.7m, D 1.6m
52t, Steel
6kts (1914)
1 officer, 5 ratings (1914)
Steam, 1 shaft
1 locomotive type, Stettiner AG
1 compound 2 cyl.m 120ihp, Stettiner AG
1x37mm QF (1914), Disarmed (1915)
1889
1890
1890
1890
1890 Pollux Kaiserliche Marine
Aug. 1913 decommissioned
1914 sold privately and sen to Constantinople
Aug. 1914 seized y the Ottoman government
Aug. 1914 commissioned as minesweeper
Oct. 1918 decommissioned.
Pollux[7] Flag of the German Empire.svg Stettiner AG für Schiffs und Maschinenbau, Stettin
LPP 22.6m, B 4.7m, D 1.6m
52t, Steel
6kts (1914)
1 officer, 5 ratings (1914)
Steam, 1 shaft
1 locomotive type, Stettiner AG
1 compound 2 cyl.m 120ihp, Stettiner AG
1x37mm QF (1914), Disarmed (1915)
1889
1890
1890
1890
1890 Pollux Kaiserliche Marine
Aug. 1913 decommissioned
1914 sold privately and sen to Constantinople
Aug. 1914 seized y the Ottoman government
Aug. 1914 commissioned as minesweeper
Oct. 1918 decommissioned.

Minesweeper boat (Mayın tarama botu)[]

MTB 1 class[]

Name
(Namesake)
Builder
Dimensions
Displacement, Hull
Speed
Complement
Machinery
Boiler, Bunkers
Engines
Armament
Ordered
Laid down
Launched
Trials
Commissioned
Decommissioned
Afterward
MTB 1[8] Flag of the German Empire.svg Kremer Sohn, Elmshorn
-
10t, -
-
-
1 diesel, 1 shaft
-, -
-
Unarmed
Jul. 1915
-
1915
-
Oct. 1916
1919
MTB 2[8] Flag of the German Empire.svg Kremer Sohn, Elmshorn
-
10t, -
-
-
1 diesel, 1 shaft
-, -
-
Unarmed
Jul. 1915
-
1915
-
Oct. 1916
1919
MTB 3[8] Flag of the German Empire.svg Kremer Sohn, Elmshorn
-
10t, -
-
-
1 diesel, 1 shaft
-, -
-
Unarmed
Jul. 1915
-
1915
-
Oct. 1916
1919
MTB 4[8] Flag of the German Empire.svg Kremer Sohn, Elmshorn
-
10t, -
-
-
1 diesel, 1 shaft
-, -
-
Unarmed
Jul. 1915
-
1915
-
Oct. 1916
1919
MTB 5[8] Flag of the German Empire.svg Kremer Sohn, Elmshorn
-
10t, -
-
-
1 diesel, 1 shaft
-, -
-
Unarmed
Jul. 1915
-
1915
-
Oct. 1916
1919
MTB 6[8] Flag of the German Empire.svg Kremer Sohn, Elmshorn
-
10t, -
-
-
1 diesel, 1 shaft
-, -
-
Unarmed
Jul. 1915
-
1915
-
Oct. 1916
1919

MTB 7 class[]

Name
(Namesake)
Builder
Dimensions
Displacement, Hull
Speed
Complement
Machinery
Boiler, Bunkers
Engines
Armament
Ordered
Laid down
Launched
Trials
Commissioned
Decommissioned
Afterward
MTB 7[8] -
LPP 8.0m, B 1.8m, D 0.7m
2.5t, -
-
4
1 diesel, 50 bhp, 1 shaft
-, -
-
Unarmed
1916
1916
-
-
1917
1919
MTB 8[8] -
LPP 8.0m, B 1.8m, D 0.7m
2.5t, -
-
4
1 diesel, 50 bhp, 1 shaft
-, -
-
Unarmed
1916
1916
-
-
1916
1919
MTB 9[8] -
LPP 8.0m, B 1.8m, D 0.7m
2.5t, -
-
4
1 diesel, 50 bhp, 1 shaft
-, -
-
Unarmed
1916
1916
-
-
1916
1919

Sources[]

  1. Bernd Langensiepen, Ahmet Güleryüz, The Ottoman Steam Navy, 1828-1923, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1995, ISBN 1-55750-659-0, p. 188.
  2. Bernd Langensiepen, Ahmet Güleryüz, The Ottoman Steam Navy, 1828-1923, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1995, ISBN 1-55750-659-0, pp. 188-189.
  3. "Türk´ün kaderini değiştiren kahramanlık" Ortadoğu, March 17, 2007 (Turkish)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Bernd Langensiepen, Ahmet Güleryüz, The Ottoman Steam Navy, 1828-1923, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1995, ISBN 1-55750-659-0, p. 189.
  5. Bernd Langensiepen, Ahmet Güleryüz, The Ottoman Steam Navy, 1828-1923, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1995, ISBN 1-55750-659-0, pp. 189-190.
  6. Bernd Langensiepen, Ahmet Güleryüz, The Ottoman Steam Navy, 1828-1923, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1995, ISBN 1-55750-659-0, p. 190.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Bernd Langensiepen, Ahmet Güleryüz, The Ottoman Steam Navy, 1828-1923, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1995, ISBN 1-55750-659-0, pp. 190-191.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 Bernd Langensiepen, Ahmet Güleryüz, The Ottoman Steam Navy, 1828-1923, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1995, ISBN 1-55750-659-0, p. 191.

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