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İSA REİS gunboats (1914)

İsa Reis 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
İsa Reis   F C de la Mediterranée, Granville, France 1911 11/1911 6/1914 customs vessel 1926, minesweeper 1932, survey vessel 1948
Durak Reis, 1/1916- Kemal Reis   F C de la Mediterranée, Granville, France 1911 2/1912 6/1914 customs vessel 1926, minesweeper 1932, survey vessel 1948
Hizir Reis   F C de la Mediterranée, Granville, France 1911 10/4/1912 6/1914 captured by Greece 6/7/1919, returned 1922, minesweeper 1932, pilot hulk 1948
     

Displacement normal, t

413

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

47.0

Breadth, m

7.90

Draught, m

1.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 3 Scotch boilers

Power, h. p.

850

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

3 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 2 x 1 - 47/50 M1902

Complement

60

Ship project history: Built in 1911-1912, but were interned by French government and arrived to Istanbul only 13/6/1914.

Modernizations: 1926, all: - 1 x 1 - 75/48

1932, all: + sweeps

Naval service: Isa Reis and Hizir Reis respectively 11/7/1915 and 21/1/1915 were mined at Bosporus, but were salvaged. However, former was never repaired and laid up till 1924, then she was converted at first to customs patrol vessel, and then to a minesweeper.
   Isa Reis and Kemal Reis in 1948 were disarmed and converted to survey vessels, they were stricken in 1955, BU only in 1964 and 1973 respectively. Hizir Reis since 1948 became a pilot hulk at Izmir, stricken in 1952, in 1958 sold private, converted to cargo steamship and under various names sailed up to late 1990s.

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