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TAŞKÖPRÜ gunboats (1908)

Malatya 1912

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Taşköprü   Schneider, Châlons-sur-Saone, France 1907 1907 1908 sunk 10/12/1915
Nevşehir   Schneider, Châlons-sur-Saone, France 1907 1908 1908 sunk 30/1/1915
Gökçedağ   Schneider, Châlons-sur-Saone, France 1907 1907 1908 sunk 7/1/1912
Refahiye   Schneider, Châlons-sur-Saone, France 1907 1907 1908 sunk 7/1/1912
Ayintab   A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 1907 1907 1/1908 sunk 7/1/1912
Malatya   A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 1907 1907 1/1908 damaged 17/9/1916, never repaired
Seddülbahir   A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 1907 1907 2/1908 sunk 10/11/1912
Ordu   A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 1907 1907 2/1908 sunk 7/1/1912
Bafra   A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 1907 1907 1/1908 sunk 7/1/1912
  

Displacement normal, t

Taşköprü, Nevşehir, Gökçedağ, Refahiye: 213

Ayintab, Malatya, Seddülbahir, Ordu, Bafra: 192

Displacement full, t

Taşköprü, Nevşehir, Gökçedağ, Refahiye: 315

Ayintab, Malatya, Seddülbahir, Ordu, Bafra: 309

Length, m

47.0 oa 45.0 pp

Breadth, m

6.20

Draught, m

1.90

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 Scotch boiler

Power, h. p.

480

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

coal 44

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 47/50 M1902, 2 x 1 - 7.7/80, 1 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

47

Ship project history: A total of 8 gunboats built for coast guard work, suppression of piracy and smuggling and settlement of various disputes along the Turkish coasts in the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. They had two masts rigged, carrying a 205m2 sail area. The 3pdrs (usually only 2 mounted instead of 3 planned), were placed one forward, one aft and the TT was a turntable mounting on the deck, forward of the superstructure.

Modernizations: 1908, all: - 1 x 1 - 450 TT

1915, both survived: - 1 x 1 - 47/50

Naval service: Gökçedağ, Refahiye, Ayintab, Ordu, Bafra were sunk 7/1/1912 in the Red Sea action at Kunfuda, Asir, Arabia by the Italian light cruisers Piemonte, Puglia and Liguria and destroyers Artigliere and Garibaldino. Taşköprü was sunk by Russian destroyers at Kefken Ada 10/12/1915. Nevşehir was sunk by Turkish mine near Bosporus 30/1/1915. Malatya 17/9/1916 was damaged by Russian mine 17/9/1916 E of Karaburnu (Black Sea), towed to Istanbul but never repaired and was used as accommodation hulk. Seddülbahir was sunk 10/11/1912 by Greek TB at Aivala, N of Smyrna.

Ayintab during fitting out

© Ivan Gogin, 2014