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FAREWELL TO ETERNITY: THE FRIGATE ERTUĞRUL’S VOYAGE TO JAPAN

The Frigate Ertuğrul, which was built in İstanbul Dockyard and launched in 1863, was chosen by Sultan Abdülhamid II for the goodwill visit to Japan. The Frigate Ertuğrul, with a crew of 612 people – including officers – on board, set sail from İstanbul on 14 July 1889 under the command of Osman Pasha. After a long journey, Ertuğrul finally arrived in Japan. After completing the visits in Japan, the Frigate Ertuğrul departed from the port of Yokohama on 15 September 1890 for the return voyage. While the Frigate Ertuğrul was sailing from Yokohama, she hit the reefs at Oshima Island and sank on 16 September 1890.   

  

This exhibition has been organized for the commemoration of 125th anniversary of the Frigate Ertuğrul’s voyage to Japan.