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WWI Warships: Turkish


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31 January 2008page first published

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Mal Wright Fezian Inactive Member writes:

Turkish major ships were normally painted in a pale khaki, and the wooden decks (being less scrubbed) were darker. This was because of their role as a mostly coastal navy. Pale, yellowish khaki concealed them against coastlines in their area of operation.

Under German influence, some ships were re-painted grey.

Canvas was painted in khaki as well, but this was far from standard. Waterlines, where painted in, were red.

Torpedo boats were normally black or, later, khaki.