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AYDİN REİS gunboats (1914)

Aydin Reis 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Aydin Reis   C A de St-Nazaire, Penhöet, France 1911 6/1912 6/1914 to Russia 9/1920-5/1921 (Луч Востока <Luch Vostoka>), TS 1925, survey vessel 1926
Preveze   C A de St-Nazaire, Penhöet, France 1911 1/1912 6/1914 TS 1915-1918, to Russia 9/1920-5/1921 (Восставший <Vosstavshiy>), stricken 1926
Sakiz   C A de St-Nazaire, Penhöet, France 1911 1912 6/1914 hulk 1930
Bürak Reis   C A de St-Nazaire, Penhöet, France 1911 5/1912 6/1914 survey vessel 1932
  

Displacement normal, t

503

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

54.5

Breadth, m

8.20

Draught, m

2.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 3 Scotch boilers

Power, h. p.

1025

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 100/45 M1897, 2 x 1 - 47/50 M1902

Complement

75

Ship project history: Built in 1911-1912, but because of Balkan wars they were interned and arrived to Istanbul only 13/6/1914. In 1915 their speed was only 10kts.

Modernizations: 1919, Aydin Reis, Preveze: - 2 x 1 - 100/45, 2 x 1 - 47/50; + 2 x 1 - 75/37 SK C/40 C/91

1919, Sakiz, Bürak Reis: disarmed

1924, Sakiz, Bürak Reis: + 2 x 1 - 47/50 M1902

Naval service: Bürak Reis 10/1/1915 was stricken by Russian mine at Bosporus, but was salvaged and later repaired. In September, 1920 served on Black sea Aydin Reis and Preveze in order to avoid capture by Antanta`s interventionists were presented by Atatürk`s Government to Government of the Soviet Russia. They were renamed respectively Luch Vostoka and Vosstavshiy and served under Russian flag till 11/5/1921, then were returned to Turkey. Aydin Reis and Bürak Reis served as survey vessels till 1954-1955.

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