TURKEY: Unsinkable Veteran

With the Commodore's pennant fluttering from her yardarm, her khaki sides glistening with new paint, the Yawuz Sultan Selim, flagship and only battle cruiser of the Turkish Navy, steamed into the Golden Horn last week after a trial cruise and battle practice. Two hundred and fifty French engineers and dockyard foremen prepared to leave the comfortable homes they have occupied at Ismid on the Sea of Marmora and go home.

Two years ago that most useful of naval registers, Jane's Fighting Ships, commented pithily on the Yawuz...

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