Sinop - Turkey
Sinop is a city Ince Burun (Cape Ince), by its Cape Sinop (Sinop Burnu, Boztepe Cape, Boztepe Burnu) which is situated on the most northern edge of the Turkish side of Black Sea coast, in the ancient region of Paphlagonia, in modern-day northern Turkey, historically known as Sinope. It is the capital of Sinop Province. In November 1853, at the start of the Crimean War, in the Battle of Sinop, the Russians, under the command of Admiral Nakhimov, destroyed an Ottoman frigate squadron in Sinop, leading Britain and France to declare war on Russia. Sinop Fortress Prison, was a state prison situated in the inside of the Sinop Fortress in Sinop, Turkey. As one of the oldest prisons of Turkey, it was established in 1887 within the inner fortress of the centuries-old fortification located on the northwestern part of Cape Sinop. The prison was closed down in 1997.
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Admiral Souchon's 'Goeben' is one of the most powerful warships of its day, manned by over 1000 men and capable of firing at targets up to 233 km away : top speed 28 knots.
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Sveaborg Rebellion, Suomenlinna, Finland
Scene at the Sveaborg Rebellion, which began on 30 June 1906. It took place at the sea fortress Suomenlinna (Sveaborg in Swedish and Russian) as part of the Russian Revolution. Russian soldiers mutinied over bad treatment. Here, Russian warships can be seen bombarding the fort, near Helsinki, occupied by the rebels. The rebellion was unsuccessful, and ended in 60 hours.
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