Ottoman Sailing Ships (A remarkable book)

Ottoman Sailing Ships (A remarkable book)

Mr. Ahmet Güleryüz, the distinguished artist and author of several maritime books including the well known study THE OTTOMAN STEAM NAVY has just come up with a very remarkable book.

Ottoman Sailing Ships from Galleys to Galleons
Particulars of Ships and Their Equipment


This is a Turkish/English study of the Eastern Mediterranean ships starting with the galleys of the 13. – 14. century, and includes furthermore a transliteration of Diyarbakirli Abdülhamit’s Particulars of Ships and Their Equipment2, a navy technical handbook from the beginnings of the 19. century, including sizes, weights, equipment details of Ottoman Navy Sailing Ships, sail plans, center of forces, conversion tables to European units and much more.

The book contains a wealth of very detailed and most enjoyable drawing foldouts by the author, details of miniature and copper engravings, old scantlings, some photographs of surviving vessels into the age of photography… Every page of this book can be recommended wholeheartedly to the interested mariner.

Priced with approx. € 50.00 well worth the money. To be obtained through Denizler Kitabevi, Istanbul.

Ahmet Güleryüz
Denizler Kitabevi (September 2004)
ISBN 975–98677–0-2
Cpt. Turgay Erol

1. THE OTTOMAN STEAM NAVY 1828 – 1923, by Bernd Langensiepen and Ahmet Güleryüz, Conway Maritime Press (1995)
ISBN 0 85177 610 8
OSMANLI DONANMASI 1828 – 1923, by Bernd Langensiepen and Ahmet Güleryüz, Denizler Kitabevi (2000), Istanbul, ISBN 975-94818-2-0, in Turkish/ English

2. At this edition the “Particulars” are predominantly kept in Turkish, it would be most welcome that an English translation will follow in the next editions