Army Veteran Medal: Ship Rusumat No:4


When he started his duty in 2019, Ordu Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Dr. Mehmet Hilmi Güler has fulfilled this promise.

The works that started with the aim of keeping the historical epic of the ship Rüsumat No: 4, which is one of the important epics of the War of Independence, and transferring it to future generations, have come to an end. The Rüsumat No:4 Ship, which was built in exactly the same dimensions by making use of historical resources, on the Altınordu Coast Moonlight Square, where Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk landed during his arrival in Ordu with the cruiser Hamidiye, and the museum that will be located in it, will be opened to visitors in a short time.


Sait Inan, Secretary General of the Ordu Metropolitan Municipality, said that 4 percent of the work on the Rüsumat No:99 Ship, which went down in the world maritime history by being sunk to dodge the enemy ships and floated again with the solidarity of the people of Ordu, was completed.

Secretary General Inan continued his words as follows:

“We celebrated an important heroic event by the grandfathers and grandmothers of Ordu residents, who realized one of the important works of our history of the War of Independence, our Ordu Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Dr. We want to keep it alive in our city in line with the value Mehmet Hilmi Güler gives to the history and tourism of Ordu. The ship Rüsumat No: 4, which has been under construction for a while, was built here in accordance with its original form. The work is 99 percent complete. We act with the awareness that a nation without a history has no present or future. I am glad to exhibit this here and to present such a work to the people of Ordu. kazanWe are honored to climb.”


While trying to capture the ships carrying ammunition to the front for the War of Independence, Rüsumat No: 4, which dodges the enemy ships patrolling in the Black Sea, was in an effort to bring two cannons and 350 chests of ammunition loaded from Batumi to İnebolu.

Rusumat, who survived the enemy ships, arrived in Ordu on 17 August. Against the danger of the guns being caught at any moment, the people of Ordu displayed an interesting example of solidarity that went down in history. First, the weapons on the ship were taken from the ship to a warehouse, with the solidarity of the people, by forming a bridge by bringing the guns together. After the weapons were unloaded, Rusumat was sunk. The enemy ships that came to the Army, thinking that a sinking ship had lost its function, retreated. After the enemy ships left, the people of Ordu again floated the ship with historical solidarity. The engine has been renewed. The weapons in the warehouse were reloaded on the ship by making a pier by bringing the swaps side by side. Rusumat moved from Ordu to the port of İnebolu.

The people of Ordu and the ship Rüsumat No:4 took its place in the memories as one of the unforgettable heroic epics of the War of Independence and world maritime history.