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OTTOMAN / TURKISH NAVY (OTTOMAN EMPIRE / TURKEY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

SAMSUN destroyers (1907)

Basra 1928

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Samsun   C A de la Gironde, Bordeaux, France 6/1906 1907 9/1907 decommissioned 1932, BU 1949
Yarhisar   C A de la Gironde, Bordeaux, France 1906 1907 1907 sunk 3/12/1915
Taşoz   Schneider, Nantes, France 6/1906 1907 1907 decommissioned 1932, BU 1949
Basra   C A de la Gironde, Bordeaux, France 6/1906 1907 9/1907 decommissioned 1932, BU 1949
  

Displacement normal, t

284

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

56.3 pp 58.2 oa

Breadth, m

6.30

Draught, m

2.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Normand boilers

Power, h. p.

5950

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, t

coal 70

Endurance, nm(kts) 975(15)

Armament

1 x 1 - 65/50 M1902, 6 x 1 - 47/50 M1902, 2 x 1 - 450 TT (6)

Complement

23

Ship project history: Built under Turkish order in France, sister-ships of French destroyers of Durandal class. To WWI beginning they become outdated and because of bad machinery maintenance did not have battle value (in 1915 they made no more than 17kts).

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Yarhisar was sunk 3/12/1915 by British submarine E11 in sea of Marmara. Remaining ships in October, 1918 were laid up at Istanbul, but 1924-1925 repaired and commissioned again. They were handed over on demolition only in 1949.

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