Of all the major navies of the 19th century, that of the Ottoman Empire is least known. Modern Turkish archives preserve a quantity of material upon which the authors have drawn. This illustrated book contains a full list of all ships with their technical details, and ship plans of the principal classes, along with a chronology of naval developments in the century before Ataturk's nationalist revolution swept away the Ottoman Empire. New light is shed on the World War I Dardanelles campaign. Appendices list all the ships of the period along with their basic specifications and accompanying line drawings.