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Date Posted: 02:25:02 03/10/17 Fri
Author: AvM
Subject: Re: Turkish Navy (again 2) - corvettes
In reply to: AvM 's message, "Re: Turkish Navy (again 2) - frigates" on 11:59:29 03/08/17 Wed

The following corvettes were lost including some of the above and perhaps some built since 1800:
- 22-gun corvette (known as Fez Husrie) seized at Dardanelles by the British squadron 1807 and sold out late 1808;
- one corvette (she was Rahberi Alimb or Deh-i Seif mentioned above) sunk near Mount Athos by the Russian Senyavin's squadron 02.07.1807;
- 32-gun corvette (known as Metelin) sunk near Samothrace by the Russian squadron while escaped after Athos battle 04.07.1807;
- 36-gun corvette seized by the Greek brigs at Milo and scuttled 24.04.1821;
- 23-gun taken by Greeks in the channel north of Euboea 30.10.1823;
- 34-gun corvette burned by Greek fireship between Andros and Negroponte 02.06.1825;
- one corvette of c. 22 guns (could be Egyptian) burned with the above 02.06.1825;
- 24-gun corvette (reported as Deilan Bahri) burned by Greek fireships at Suda Bay 14.06.1825.
- one corvette went aground and burned by Greek fireship off Missolonghi 26.01.1826;
- 28-gun corvette seized near Zante by Greek frigate Hellas 01.08.1826;
- 28-gun corvette seized near Zante by Greek frigate Hellas 31.07.1827 and incorporated into Greek Navy as Hydra;
- twenty four corvettes of 22 to 24 guns forced ashore, burned and sunk by the allied forces at Navarino battle 20.10.1827. This number includes also some Egyptian corvettes. Some of them were repaired and came back to service. The following corvettes participated in the battle: Gurre-i Lütuh, Feyzi Bahşa, Peyk-i Fütuh, Mevkibicchat, Karemi Bahri, Envar-i Nusrat, Idi Nusrat, Tall-i Fütuh, Feyz-i Huda, Nasisri Bahri, Muin Cihat, Yümnü Necat, Mebde-i Nusrat, Hilal-i Zafer, Feyz-i Felek and Tair-i Bahri;
- 36-gun Algerian corvette Mashar Tawfik was probably a gift from Sultan received 1820.

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