The Dumlupınar submarine was a steel grave for 68 sailors 81 years ago. Dumlupınar, which sank to a depth of 4 meters as a result of the impact of a Swedish-flagged cargo ship off the Nara Burnu of Çanakkale on April 1953, 87, became the most casualty accident of the Turkish Navy after the Ertuğrul disaster. Turkey never falling from the agenda Dumlupýnar martyrs remembered with ceremony on April 4 each year.
On the morning of April 04, 1953, our Dumlupınar martyrs, whom we entrusted to the deep blue of the Dardanelles as a result of an accident, were commemorated by the staff of our TCG ÇANAKKALE Submarine by laying a wreath to the sea, off Nara Cape, where the accident took place.
The ceremony was also held for our Dumlupınar Martyrs at the Barbaros Martyrs' Memorial. On the 68th anniversary of their passing on to eternity, we commemorate with mercy, gratitude and respect our martyrs who sacrificed their lives to the homeland by saying "Let the Fatherland be alive" and whom we always live in our hearts.
TCG Dumlupınar is a Turkish submarine that sank with a crew of 4 people on April 1953, 86, while returning from NATO Blue Sea exercise in the Mediterranean with I. İnönü submarine. He served the Turkish Navy between 16 November 1950 and 04 April 1953.
Electric Boat Co. for the US Navy in 1944. The first name of the Balao class submarine manufactured by Groton Connecticut was USS Blower (SS-325). Arriving at Pearl Harbor on December 16, 1944, the submarine was repaired and overhauled by II. He embarked on his first patrol mission during World War II on January 17, 1945. Completing three separate patrol missions on Java Island and the South China Sea, he anchors at the Australian port of Fremantle on July 28, 1945. He participates in exercises in the Mariana Islands area in September 1945. It remained connected to the Pacific Fleet between 1946-1949. He participated in radar and sonar exercises in Alaska from August to September 1948. The submarine, which was transferred to the Atlantic Fleet in 1950, comes to Philadelphia on March 3 and goes into maintenance. Turkish Naval Forces personnel receive training on the submarine that arrived in Connecticut on September 27. On 16 November 1950 the submarine removed from the US inventory is transferred to the Turkish Navy under the Joint Defense Support Act between the US and Turkey, and takes the name USS Blower.
In 1953, while watching from the water at night connecting April 3 to April 4, at around 2.10 o'clock, she collided with a Swedish cargo ship named Naboland off Nara Cape in the Dardanelles. Naboland hit Dumlupınar from the starboard side of the head torpedo chamber. Due to the severity of the collision, 8 people on the deck of Dumlupınar fell into the sea. 8 out of 2 people got caught in a propeller and one died by drowning.
The Customs Engine came first to the scene. The 5 survivors were taken to Çanakkale by the Customs Engine and admitted to the hospital. The submarine sank so quickly that only 81 of the 22 people on board could take shelter in the aft torpedo compartment. 22 people trapped here threw the sunk buoy to the surface. With the sunrise, the buoy was seen by the fishing boats wandering around. The Customs Motor immediately came to the buoy. Selim Yoludüz, the second wheel of the Customs Engine, waited for an answer by lifting the handset on the buoy and saying "Hello". Petty Officer Selami Özben, who answered from the submarine; He reported that the electricity was cut, the ship was leaning 15 degrees to the starboard side, that there were 22 people in the aft torpedo room. Selim Yoludüz said that the Kurtaran ship will come. Around 11.00:72, Kurtaran arrived at the scene. The work went on non-stop for XNUMX hours. However, the studies were inconclusive due to the severe discharge in the throat. Hopes were lost for those on the submarine now.
The 81 people who died in the submarine are commemorated on April 4 of each year.
Seafarers Who Lost Their Lives at TCG Dumlupınar
Petty Officer Senior Attorneys General
Petty Officer Sergeant Major
Petty Officer Sergeants