The Last Witness of the Disaster Dumlupınar, Turkish Submarine Shipwrecked in 1953, Dies

The 81 crew members, who could not leave the aircraft, fell martyred in the shipwreck

Farewell to Hüseyin Akış (96) the last surviving veteran of the shipwreck of the submersibleDumlupınar of the Turkish navy, collided with the Swedish ship Naboland during his transfer through the Çanakkale Strait (Dardanelles), on April 4, 1953.

The first sergeant of the ship, Hüseyin Akış, was buried in his hometown, Mersin. Dead at 96 years old in the hospital where he was receiving treatment, the veteran sergeant received the final farewell at a military ceremony officiated in Zeytinli mosque in Silifke. His relatives and companions accompanied Akış in this funeral ceremony.

What happened the night of April 4, 1953?

When fulfilling its mission in the maneuver of NATO in the Mediterranean, the submarine Dumlupınar returned to the Command of the Navy in Gölcük.

The Last Witness of the Disaster Dumlupınar, Turkish Submarine Shipwrecked in 1953, Dies

At its entrance to the Çanakkale Strait, the submarine collided head-on with the Swedish-flagged vessel near the shores of Cape Nara. 5 soldiers stationed on the deck and bridge of the submersible were able to survive the impact. The 81 crew members, who could not leave the aircraft, fell martyrs in the wreck despite the rescue attempts of a large number of authorized.

 

Source: trt Spanish