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Name: HAMIDIYE also known as ABDUL HAMID
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 04/1902
Launched: 25/09/1903
Completed: 07/05/1904
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 732
Dimensions: 3805disp, 340.0 x 48.0 x 16.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT4cyl (32, 50, & 56, 56 x 27ins), 12000ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 22.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 6ins, 8 x 1 x 4.7ins,6 x 1 x 6pdr guns; 2 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
07/05/1904 Ottoman (Turkish) Navy
09/1964 Broken up
Comments: 1908: Name of ABDUL HAMID dropped after the Young Turk Revolution
22/11/1912: Torpedoed by Bulgarian torpedo boats which blew a
40ft x 20ft hole in her bow. Reached Constantiniple under own steam.
14/01/1913: Sank Greek auxiliary cruiser MACEDONIA
1914 to 1918: Served against Russian forces
03/1947: Stricken from the navy list
09/1964: Broken up at Pasabahce


Above photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums

Above photo courtesy of Terry Summerson

Above photo courtesy of Photoship