By Tuncay Zorlu

Ottoman naval know-how underwent a metamorphosis lower than the guideline of Sultan Selim III. New varieties of crusing warships similar to - and three-decked galleons, frigates and corvettes started to dominate the Ottoman fleet, rendering the galley-type oared ships out of date. this era observed technological suggestions corresponding to the adoption of the systematic copper sheathing of the hulls and bottoms of Ottoman warships from 1792-93 onwards and the development of the 1st dry dock within the Golden Horn. The altering face of the Ottoman army used to be facilitated via the impact of the British, Swedish and French in modernising either the shipbuilding quarter and the behavior of naval war. via such measures as education Ottoman shipbuilders, heavy reliance on aid from international powers gave method to a brand new trajectory of modernization. utilizing this facts Zorlu argues that even if the Ottoman Empire was once an immense and sleek self sustaining energy during this interval, a few technological dependence on Europe remained.

‘A beneficial and good researched research… Zorlu ably surveys and analyses the advancements which happened in Ottoman shipbuilding expertise within the overdue eighteenth and early 19th centuries.’ - Colin Heywood, collage of Hull

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