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Saturday, April 30th 2011, 9:27am

Osmanieh class broadside ironclads, 1864

In 1860 the Turkish fleet consisted of 7 line-of-battle-ships, 6 frigates, 4 corvettes and 9 smaller vessels, but under Sultan Abdul Aziz (1861-1876) a modest programme of ironclad construction was started with the help of Britain and France. After Abdul Hamid came to power in 1876 no major ships were ordered for over a decade.

Osmanieh - class:

Source: Conway's, 1860-1905

1. Osmanieh:

- #1: ILN, September 1864

2. Mahmoudieh:

3. Abdul Aziz - later Azizieh:

4. Orkanieh:

- #2: 1898
- #3: 1895

To be continued ...

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