Mersin Naval Museum
|Mersin Deniz Müzesi|
|Location||Adnan Menderes Bulvarı Yenişehir Mersin|
|Owner||Turkish Naval Forces|
The museum is located in the Yenişehir municipality of Mersin. It is on Adnan Menderes Boulevard and about 100 metres (330 ft) to the Mediterranean Sea side. The Muğdat Mosque is to the northeast of the museum. Its total area (including the yard) is 8,044 square metres (86,580 sq ft). The ground area of the building is 1,850 square metres (19,900 sq ft)
Mersin is one of the important ports of Turkey. The Turkish Navy decided to establish a naval museum there and construction began on 16 September 2009. The Mersin Naval Museum is the fourth naval museum in Turkey after those of İstanbul, Çanakkale and İskenderun. It was opened to public on 14 July 2011.
In the 400 square metres (4,300 sq ft) main hall, objects such as uniforms, weapons, historical battle ship models and paintings about important battles and portraits of admirals such as Çaka Bey, Umur Bey, Piri Reis and Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasha are displayed. In the interactive display hall the visitors can watch videos of the cruiser Hamidye, the Mahmudiye, the Battle of Preveza and Hayreddin Barbarossa, the minelayer Nusret, and the cruiser Yavuz. Bigger military equipment such as radar, torpedoes, etc. are displayed in the museum's yard.
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