TCG Nusret Museum Ship, which was built faithfully to keep the memory of the Nusret Mine Ship alive, was flooded with visitors in Yalova after visiting the ports of Erdek, Bandırma, Mudanya and Gemlik.
An exact replica of the Nusret Mine Ship, which made an epic in the Çanakkale Naval Wars, defeated the enemy navy and changed the course of history, was built in Gölcük Shipyard in 2011. The ship, which is used as a museum, goes to various ports of Turkey and opens its doors to its visitors. As of May 7, the last stop of the TCG Nusret Museum Ship, which was cruising its ports in the Marmara Sea, was Yalova. Thousands of people visited the museum ship, which was anchored at Kartal Pier. Citizens waited for a long time to visit in front of the museum ship, where there were long queues.
Citizens who visited the ship were informed about the history of the Nusret Minelayer by the military personnel of the Naval Forces Command. Citizens, who toured the exact likeness of the ship, which played an important role in defeating the enemy in the Gallipoli Wars, had emotional moments.
The ship, which will continue to tour the ports in the Marmara Sea until May 23, will meet with citizens at the ports of the Aegean Sea on June 6-16.
About Nusret Ship
Nusret is a minelayer that had a great success in the First World War Çanakkale Naval Battles. Minesweeper ship that entered service in the Ottoman Navy and Turkish Naval Forces by the order of Malatya Arapgirli Cevat Pasha. Originally named Nusrat but used as Nusret in time, the ship was laid down in Kiel, Germany in 1911 and joined the Ottoman Navy in 1913.
In the spring of 1915, the Allied Navy, which had been bombing the bastions at the entrance of the Bosphorus for a long time and was certain that it would attack with reconnaissance flights and the activity of mine clearing ships, was now counting the days for the attack. Fortified Area Command decided to dump 26 mines into the Dark Harbor.
On the night of March 7 to March 8, the Nusret minelayer ship under the command of Captain Tophaneli İsmail Hakkı Bey and Fortified Mine Group Commander Captain Hafız Nazmi (Akpınar) Bey, regardless of the projectors of the enemy ships, left their mines at the Dark Harbor in Erenköy on the Anatolian side. The chief engineer of the ship is the front captain, Çarkçı Ali Yaşar (Denizalp) Efendi.
In the following days, the British made sea and air reconnaissance, but they could not find these mines.
The effects of the operation and what is said about it
The mines laid by Nusret changed the fate of the Çanakkale campaign on March 18, 1915, giving it the title of "the most famous minelayer in the world". kazanhad gone. The mines of Nusret had buried Bouvet with a crew of 639, followed by the battleships HMS Irresistible and HMS Ocean.
From the 1st volume of British General Oglander's "Military Operations Gallipoli, Official History of the Great War" by British General Oglander: ended in failure. The impact of these twenty mines on the fortunes of the expedition is immeasurable.”
From the second volume of Ccolyen Corbet's “The Naval Campaign”: “It was not long before the true cause of the disasters was discovered and determined. The truth was that on the night of March 8, the Turks unwittingly laid 26 mines parallel to Erenköy Bay, and our reconnaissance ships did not come across them during their search. The Turks placed these mines on our maneuvering area for a special purpose, a dizzying victory despite all the caution we showed. kazanthey are.”
Naval Minister Winston Churchill commented on the event in the "Revue de Paris" magazine in 1930 as follows: "The main reason why so many people died in the First World War, the war cost heavy expenses, and so many trade and warships sank in the seas, was that night thrown by the Turks. Twenty-six iron vessels dangling from the end of a thin wire rope.”
The ship was purchased by private individuals in 1962 and served as a dry cargo ship under the name of Kaptan Nusret. It capsized off Mersin in 1990. Unearthed by a group of volunteers in 1999, Nusret was turned into a monument by Tarsus Municipality in 2003 with an environmental arrangement that included statues related to the Çanakkale Wars. TCG NUSRET, the exact size of the Nusret Mine Ship, built in 2011 at the Gölcük Shipyard Command, still serves as a museum in Çanakkale today. At the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Nusret Minelayer (8 March 2015), the ship was launched as a representative. The ship, which went to sea at 06:15 in the morning, left two representative mines in the sea at 100 meters intervals.