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Peleng-i Bahri

Nominal Guns62W006
NationalityOttoman Empire
OperatorState Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtW006
ShipyardSinop W006
CategoryThird RateW006
Ship TypeShip of the LineW006
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW006
Length of Keel51.5Turkish Zirai38.658 (126′ 9″ Imperial)
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentRWAS
Length of Gundeck156' 4"Imperial Feet47.5506 
Breadth53' 6"Imperial Feet16.2052 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 


1790Broadside Weight = 205 Turkish Okka (579.74 lbs 262.974 kg)ref:666
Lower Gun Deck26 Turkish 25-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 Turkish 14-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle2 Turkish 14-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 Turkish 8-Pounder

Service History

19.7.1790Battle of Kerch Strait
8.9.1790Battle of Tendra

Captured at Tendra by the Russians.



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Posted by Hilmi on Saturday 30th of January 2021 16:22

A galleon with these dimensions cannot be 51.5 zira. I developed a formula to determine the measure of Ottoman galleons over their zira value. According to this calculation, this galleon, which is said to be Peleeng-i Bahri, is 53.5 zira long.

Tonaj Keel (ZIRA) = ((L-(W*3/5))*0,3048)/0,758

The dimensions in the plans of the galleon: 165’ 4” x 53’ 6” x 18’ 10”

L (Deck Length): 165,33 feet
W (Deck Width): 53,5 feet

Tonaj Keel (ZIRA) = ((165,33-(53,5*3/5))*0,3048)/0,758 = 53,57 Zira.

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