By Tuncay Zorlu

Ottoman naval expertise underwent a metamorphosis below the rule of thumb of Sultan Selim III. New varieties of crusing warships comparable 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galleons, frigates and corvettes started to dominate the Ottoman fleet, rendering the galley-type oared ships out of date.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 recommendations akin 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 through the effect of the British, Swedish and French in modernizing either the shipbuilding region and the behavior of naval struggle. via such measures as education Ottoman shipbuilders, heavy reliance on aid from overseas powers gave technique to a brand new trajectory of modernization. utilizing this proof, Zorlu argues that even supposing the Ottoman Empire was once a huge and smooth self sustaining strength during this interval, a few technological dependence on Europe remained.

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