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CONSTANTINOPLE

Allied Battleship + Liners in Constantinople Harbour 1923

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Well, not really a battleship, but a (British?) light cruiser. Interesting it is still carrying a camouflage scheme, so I have some doubts it was taken as late as 1923.
 

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My guess:
British scout cruiser or Light Cruisers :
- BOADICEA (Class) built in 1908 or sister ship
- HMS BELLONA built in 1909.

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Around 1923 British Light Cruisers would have been Weymouth, Chatham and Birmingham Class ships.
Distinctive features of these ships not present in the ship pictured:
Fwd and aft funnels were smaller than the midships funnels.
Single, large throated hawse hole on port side.
Fire director on tripod above bridge.

I think that Boudicea class ships were out of service by this time. So the date might be a bit adrift.

German Magdeburg class light cruisers were similar...?
 

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A little research and I think that the scout cruiser may be a Novara class cruiser of the Austro-Hungarian Navy.
either SMS Novara or SMS Saida or SMS Helgoland (1912).
Of three in the class two went to Italy and one went to France in 1920.
 

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