Melikü’l Bahr

Nominal Guns70NWF
NationalityOttoman Empire
OperatorState Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtNWF
ShipyardConstantinople - Turkey NWF
CategoryThird RateNWF
Ship TypeShip of the Line NWF
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNWF
Length of Keel57.5Turkish Zirai43.1889 (141′ 8″ Imperial)


1790Broadside Weight = 436 Turkish Okka (1233.1824 lbs 559.3444 kg)ref:666
Lower Gun Deck4 Turkish 1/2 Kantar Gun
Lower Gun Deck22 Turkish 40-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 Turkish 25-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle2 Turkish 25-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 Turkish 14-Pounder

Service History

19.7.1790Battle of Kerch Strait
8.9.1790Battle of Tendra

Sank at Tendra in the night after the battle.



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Posted by Hilmi on Monday 1st of February 2021 17:13

Possible dimensions of Melik-i Bahri Galleon.

Length of Gundeck : 53,37 m. (from formule)
Length of Keel : 43,59 m. (57,5 zira)
Breadth : 16,30 m. (21,5 zira)
Dept in Hold : 6,18 m. (From formule)
Bruthen : 2175 Tons BM.

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