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1828 TILL 1853 OTTOMAN NAVY

1824 Ottoman Navy Sailors

In 1824, some 60 Cossack LEVENTI: ship-soldiers were seen on the Ottoman First Rate battleship 'SELIMIYE' (1,400 member crew), wearing their Cossack -styled "sheep-skin caps" [1].

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[1] Levy, Avigdor. 1982 Formalization of Cossack Service Under Ottoman Rule. Gunther E. Rothenberg et al. (Ed). East Central European Society and War. New York: Columbia University Press.

1828 Ottoman Imperial Navy Galeonjees (Marine Corps)

Right - An 1828 dated illustrations of an officer in the Galeonjees: Marine Corps (Vinkhuizjen Collection). He is also wearing a Fez from 1832. Ranked as a YOUSH BASHEE: Captain, wearing four pairs of large chest buttons.

Right - Illustrated in Mahmud Sevket Pasa ‘L'Organisation et les Uniformes de l'Armee Ottomanne' (1907), the Imperial Navy uniform for the red coated Galeonjees (Marine Corps), from post-1832, wearing the large 'Tar bucket' -shako fez of the 1840s.

Left - Replica uniforms on display in the Turkish Navy Museum, are a reasonable approximation of the Galeonjees (Marine Corps), in the 1830s. However, the headgear used is later modern fez.

1832 Ottoman Imperial Navy Officers

Right - Illustrated in Mahmud Sevket Pasa ‘L'Organisation et les Uniformes de l'Armee Ottomanne' (1907), the Imperial Navy uniform for officers, in 1832.

  • This later transitioned from the yellow/gold tunic, into the dress blue uniforms of the 1850s.
  • These 'modern' Ottoman Imperial Navy uniforms were closely patterned on Army uniforms.

1832 Ottoman Imperial Navy Sailors

1841 Ottoman Navy Rank Flags

Pre-1853 Ottoman Navy Rank Badges

Ottoman Imperial Navy Ship's Livery

Right - The paint scheme for Ottoman Imperial Navy ships during the Crimean War was white sides with black trim and ports (with red insides). Gold lettering and gold painted decorations, complete the livery on the ships’ hind, decorated with the ships name under a star within an olive leaf wreath.

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