World War I Black Sea naval warfare; Turkish Cruiser Mecidiye sinks in shallow water off Odessa
Black Sea Date:1915, April 3 Duration:47 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Clip opens showing Russian Navy exercises in the Black Sea during World War 1. Two battleships underway billowing smoke. Battleships fire heavy guns. Russian sailors on ship deck disperse, running to battle stations. A First World War Russian naval officer on a ship deck looks through binoculars as a Russian Navy sailor stands beside him. Crew striking the colors as ship sinks. Turkish Cruiser Mecidiye sinks off Odessa in shallow waters after hitting a Russian mine on 3 April, 1915. The Ottoman cruiser Mecidiye, also sometimes spelled Medjidiye, is seen partially submerged off the coast of Vorokoskiy-Mayak, near Odessa.
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