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1860 TILL 1876 OTTOMAN NAVY

1860 New Navy Rank System

Right - Illustrations of the Imperial Navy uniforms, extracted from the book by Mahmud Sevket Pasa ‘L'Organisation et les Uniformes de l'Armee Ottomanne (1907)’. The 1860s Ottoman Imperial Navy introduced:

  • A frock coats for officers.
  • A new rank system consisting of cuff-rings, with a diamond knot.

In the case of the junior officers, a new rank system using cuff and collar lace was introduced which incorporated the traditional navy cord tie, for sailors (discussed below).

1860 Senior Officers

Right - Imperial Navy Button plattern for 1861 -1876 [1].

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1860 Petty Officers & Midshipman

Right - The 1860s Petty Officers, and Midshipman ranks were expanded from the pre-1853 period. The addition of these new ranks of junior officers, used a system of cuff buttons, on the shell jackets they wore:

  • One cuff button:
  • Two cuff button:
  • Three cuff button:

1860 Junior Officers

The 1860s Ottoman Imperial Navy introduced for the junior officers:

  • A new rank system using cuff and collar lace was introduced which incorporated the traditional navy cord tie, for sailors (discussed below).
  • This was a red cord fitted to the standing collars, of the pull-over shirts that were now being worn.

1860 Ottoman Imperial Navy Galeonjees (Marine Corps)

Right - The 1860s Ottoman Imperial Navy Galeonjees (Marine Corps), continued to wear Imperial Army uniforms, and now following the French influence after the Crimean War (where they first encountered the zouave), copied the French Army's 'Uniform of the Orient', otherwise known as the zouave uniform.

  • The uniform adopted was identical to the land based infantry except that the buckle-plate was a crescent and anchor.
  • As well, the Marine Bascavus had a simpler rank insignia (than that used in the land army): consisting of three red cuff chevrons, in keeping with the sailors’ Bascavus rank.
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