Russian shipwreck found off Turkey
An 18th-century Russian shipwreck has been found in the Aegean Sea off the city of Didim in western Turkey. It is thought to have been part of a fleet taking part in naval action the Battle of Chesma during the Russian-Turkish war of 1768-1774.
15 November 2018
“We found some 30 cannon, cannonballs, pieces of munitions and kitchen utensils scattered in an area that extends some 1200sq m,” he said, adding that one 3m gun weighing 2.5 tonnes bore the coat of arms of a Russian monarch, and yet-to-deciphered Cyrillic writing.