The International Naval Research Organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships. The principal activity of INRO for the last 50 years has been the publication of a quarterly journal, Warship International, recognized internationally as the leading and most authoritative publication in the field. Auxiliary services include a Book Service, offering a 10 per cent discount on current naval books, and the Photo Service, which provides warship photos at a nominal price.
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This photograph illustrates the Turkish Navy’s battle cruiser Yavuz entering floating dry dock Turgut Reis (ex Weisenburg).  This photograph is believed to have been taken in either 1936 or 1937.  The warship shown in the distance is not identified nor is its nationality. The unkempt appearance of the ship’s hull and the old style of masts denote the fact that the ship is no longer an active fleet unit. The Yavuz was originally built for the Germany Navy and was named Goeben.  The ship was given to the Turkish Navy in the early days of WW I 1914.  On 4 August of 1914 the Goeben was sailing alone in the Mediterranean intending to meet her consort the cruiser Breslau.  At this time the Goeben was sighted by units of the Royal Navy.  The Royal Navy ships gave chase but were never able to stop the vessels from entering Turkish waters.  On 11 August 1914 the Goeben was renamed Yavuz and joined the Turkish Navy. During WW I the Yavuz was damaged by mines on 5 different occasions and received severe damage.  After the war a repair and refit contract was signed in 1926 with Ismid.  Due to complications the work was not completed until 1930. The no. 4, 1969 issue of Warship International features four articles on the Goeben/ Yavuz: 1. The Chase of Goeben/Yavuz, 2. TNS Yavuz, 3. Technical Description of the Goeben, 4. The Goeben in Photographs. The following information is from the 1935 edition of Jane’s Fighting Ships. Armament:       10 – 11 inch, 50 cal       10 – 5.9 inch, 50 cal         8 – 3.4 inch, 45 cal         2 – Submerged torpedo tubes Dimensions:        Length – 610.25 feet, Beam – 96 feet 10 inches, Draught – 26 feet 11 inches,          Displacement – 22,640 tons. The Goeben was laid down in August 1909 by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg for the German Navy.  The ship was completed in July 1915.
The International Naval Research Organization is a non- profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships. The principal activity of INRO for the last 50 years has been the publication of a quarterly journal, Warship International, recognized internationally as the leading and most authoritative publication in the field. Auxiliary services include a Book Service, offering a 10 per cent discount on current naval books, and the Photo Service, which provides warship photos at a nominal price.
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November 2016

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