Nautiko sthn epanastash The treaty of Küçük Kaynardji The Dodecanesian navy in the Greek War of Independence The combat-ready Greek navy Pyrpoliko

The combat-ready Greek navy

On the eve of the revolution, Greek seamen were very well-prepared to enter into combat with the Turkish fleet. The relentless pursuit of pirates and corsairs of the Greek seas they undertook almost throughout the period of Turkish rule had exercised the crews of Greek ships in the tactics of war, making them particularly experienced in surprise war tactics. The constant effort of Greek ships to break the British blockade during the period of the Napoleonic wars, which often led to normal battle had also contributed to this. Moreover, Greek sailors knew the tactics and weaknesses of their opponents well because of their compulsory service in the warships of the Ottoman Empire. In accordance with the law of Mellachides, all the shipping centers contributed men to man the Turkish fleet every year, depending on their population.

Συνθήκη του Κιουτσούκ Καϊναρτζή Το ναυτικό της Δωδεκανήσου στην επανάσταση Το πυρπολικό Το αξιόμαχο ναυτικό