Turkey, 1949, 10 K. 11 (1/2). brown
Stanley Gibbons: 1410
Yvert et Tellier: 1088
«Mahmudiye» (1829), ordered by the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II and built by the Imperial Naval Arsenal on the Golden Horn in Istanbul, was for many years the largest warship in the world. The 62x17x7m ship-of-the-line was armed with 128 cannons on 3 decks. She participated in many important naval battles, including the Siege of Sevastopol (1854-1855) during the Crimean War (1854-1856). She was decommissioned in 1875.
Plots: Ottoman Empire