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Osmanieh Battleship of  the Ottoman Empire launched 2nd September 1864 was built in Britain on the Clyde, the ship was laid up in 1904 to be rearmed with German 210mm Krupp gun in the forward barbette and a 150mm Krupp gun in the aft. The ship was stricken in 1913 and eventually broken up after the war. Asimilar fate for her three sister ships Azzizieh, Mahmoudieh and Orkanieh.

Osmanieh 2nd September 1864 Stricken in 1913 and broken up for scrap.
Mahmudieh 13th December 1864 Stricken in 1913 and broken up for scrap.
Orkanieh 26th June 1865 Stricken in 1913 and broken up for scrap.
Abdul Aziz January 1865 Stricken in 1913 and broken up for scrap.

Osmanieh

 

Full page photo 10" x 8" printed 1897 price ?20 order code C27

On board the Turkish battleship Osmanieh. The Osmanieh with her three sister ships Azzizieh, Mahmoudieh and Orkanieh were built on the Clyde or Thames during the 1860s and displaced 6,400 tons. The photograph shows the Osmanieh with captain Faik Bey standing by the companion, with the second in command further behind, while the men are at their quarters under the orders of the lieutenants working the guns, maintaining the barbette and climbing up the shrouds. Her upper works have been cut down fore and aft, thus making a citadel for the secondary armament, while barbettes were built at either end, each for a 9.4 in Krupp breech-loader.

Mahmudieh

Turkish seamen performing a gun drill on board the Mahmoudieh in 1897. The charge has been hoisted into position for loading, and a man stands ready to close the breech. The captain of the gun crew is standing on the right.

8" x 10" photo from naval magazine 1897 available price ?20. plus post order ref: V3/91  order magazine photograph here

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