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Imperial Caique, 10 Pairs of Oars

She belongs to the reign of Sultan Mehmed Reşad V (1909-1918). Sultan Reşad boarded on this caique when he went for girding ceremony at Eyüp in 1909.  The caique is built with carvel planking. She has fantail stern and straight bow. The broadside is adorned with branches in high relief and inlaid with golden leaves surrounding the board. On the bow part, there is a bird figure holding a pearl in its beak and on the stern-board, the tughra of the Sultan Reşad is placed.

 

 

Length: 17.35 m

Width: 2.48 m

Height: 2.26 m