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Bafra at The Red Sea Wreck Project

The Bafra was a 210-213 GRT Gunboat of the Turkish Navy. She was built at Compagnie Schneider et. Cie., Chalon/Saone, France for the Turkish Navy and was built in 1907 and completed in January 1908. She was a steam powered gunboat with her boilers generating 325 NHP for a speed of 13 knots. Armament consisted of 2 “Q” gun mounts with triple barrels and 2 machine gun mounts.

The ship was sunk by gunfire on 07 January 1912 during the Italian-Turkish war at Konfida, Saudi Arabia by the Italian cruiser Piemonte and destroyer Artigliere.

The Bafra at The Red Sea Wreck Project

 

References:

http://www.gwpda.org/naval/fdzz0001.htm

“History of the Italian-Turkish War”

http://www.turkeyswar.com/navy/fleet.htm

Miramar Single Ship Report for 6103538

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