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Yılan Başlı

22180
The Snake
Nominal Guns34NWF
NationalityOttoman Empire
OperatorState Navy
Launched1714NWF
First Commissioned1717NWF
How acquiredPurpose builtNWF
ShipyardUnknownNWF
CategoryFifth RateNWF
Ship TypeShip of the LineNWF
Sailing RigShip RiggedNWF
Last known1724NWF

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:1667
Length of Gundeck47.23Meters154′ 11″ Imperial
Breadth13.64Meters44′ 9″ Imperial
Depth in Hold6.44Meters21′ 1″ Imperial
Burthen1.365Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:1668
Length of Keel51.5Turkish Zirai38.658 (126′ 9″ Imperial)

Armament


1714Broadside Weight = 388 Turkish Okka (1097.264 lbs 497.7264 kg)ref:1667
Lower Gun Deck2 Turkish 3-Kantar Gun
Lower Gun Deck8 Turkish 1-Kantar Gun
Lower Gun Deck8 Turkish 14-Okka Gun
Upper Gun Deck16 Turkish 3-Okka Gun

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1718750There are 750 personnel in the 1718 expedition staff list. This number of soldiers was reduced to 650 for economic reasons.ref:1668

Service History


DateEventSource
12.6.1717Battle of Imbros
19.7.1717Battle of Matapan


Notes on Ship


ArmamentNWF
A unique ship with 2x"üç kantar" monster guns firing marble balls

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by ???? on Wednesday 27th of July 2022 14:59

There is a document in the Ottoman archives which orders a count of bronze guns in the ships and dates 1131(1718-1719).

The guns in Yılan Başlı at that time:
2 132 kıyye
8 44 kıyye
2 16 kıyye
10 14 kıyye
5 7 kıyye
21 5 kıyye
7 3 kıyye

Although this documents show the guns present in the ship this is after Ottoman-Venetian war and orginal armament is probably like this:

Gun Deck:
2 132 kıyye
8 44 kıyye
2 16 kıyye
16 14 kıyye

Upper Deck:
26 5 kıyye

Quarter Deck:
8 3 kıyye

Bow Chasers:
2 7 kıyye

2 16 kıyye guns are 18 karış (414 cm) and 2 14 kıyye guns are 16 karış (368 cm) in lenght. This suggest this four guns were used as stern chasers and deployed rearmost in gundeck.

2 132 kıyye guns are 17 karış (391 cm) in length and weighs 208 kantar 11 lodra (11.745 kg) according to document.

Due lenght of armament 13.64 m breadth is too low for Yılan Başlı. Possibble with is 17.01 m.


Posted by Hilmi on Sunday 7th of March 2021 20:57

Yılan Başlı Galleon is 51.5 zira long in galleons list of 1730

According to the galleon construction edict, it is 18 zira deck width.

Possible dimensions according to this information

Length of Gundeck : 47,23 m. (from formule)
Length of Keel : 39,04 m. (51,5 zira)
Breadth : 13,64 m. (18 zira)
Dept in Hold : 6,44 m. (8,5 zira)
Bruthen : 1365 Tons BM.

Possible Armament by tonnage capacity.

Lower Gun Deck : 2 Turkish 132-Okka Gun
Lower Gun Deck : 8 Turkish 44-Okka Gun
Lower Gun Deck : 8 Turkish 14-Okka Gun
Upper Gun Deck : 16 Turkish 3-Okka Gun

Broadside Weight = 388 Turkish Okka (497,73 kg.)


Posted by Hilmi on Friday 29th of January 2021 16:24

British cannons information copy error. Sorry. Please delete those extra posts from the previous comment.


Posted by Hilmi on Friday 29th of January 2021 16:20

Yılan Başlı Galleon is 51.5 zira long in galleons list of 1730

According to the galleon construction edict, it is 18 zira deck width.

Possible dimensions according to this information

Length of Gundeck : 47,23 m. (from formule)
Length of Keel : 39,04 m. (51,5 zira)
Breadth : 13,64 m. (18 zira)
Dept in Hold : 6,44 m. (8,5 zira)
Bruthen : 1365 Tons BM.

Possible Armament by tonnage capacity.

Lower Gun Deck : 2 Turkish 132-Okka Gun
Lower Gun Deck : 8 Turkish 44-Okka Gun
Lower Gun Deck : 8 Turkish 14-Okka Gun
Upper Gun Deck : 16 Turkish 3-Okka Gun

Broadside Weight = 388 Turkish Okka (497,73 kg.)

Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

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