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OTTOMAN / TURKISH NAVY (OTTOMAN EMPIRE / TURKEY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

NASİR torpedo boats (1889-1890)

Nasir 1890

Names

Nasir; Fatih; Nusret; Şahab; Tarik; Pervın; Seham

Builders

Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany: Nasir, Fatih, Nusret, Şahab, Tarik, Pervın, Seham

Commissioned

12/1889: Nasir, Fatih

2-5/1890: Nusret, Şahab, Tarik, Pervın, Seham

Losses

Şahab (24/3/1901), Seham (21/4/1901)

Transfers

None

Discarding

1909: Nasir, Nusret, Tarik

1911: Fatih, Pervın

  

Displacement normal, t

87

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

39.0

Breadth, m

4.80

Draught, m

2.59 max

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

1200

Max speed, kts

21

Fuel, t

coal 30

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 5 - 37/27 RV L/30, 2 - 356 TT (bow, 4)

Complement

27

Ship project history:  The steel-hulled first class TBs had a straight stem, a turtleback forecastle over the two 356mm bow TTs, and one funnel set to one side.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Seham sank 21/4/1901 in the outer harbour at Beirut after a boiler explosion; 27 lives were lost. Şahab was heavily damaged 24/3/1901 by boiler explosion 24/3/1901 at Selanik. She was never repaired, towed to Istanbul and sold for scrap in 1909.

© Ivan Gogin, 2014