Bir Geminin Hikâyesi: Germanic/Gülcemal Vapuru (1874-1950)
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The New Continent, which Christopher Columbus discovered unconsciously in 1492 and which would unlucky be called America, would change the way the world was perceived. Within a few centuries following the discovery of America, the whole world would be shared by colonial empires. There would be uninterrupted trade networks between Western European countries and the New World developing in the Atlantic trade. The Sailing ships, which are the only means of transport on the trade routes, left their place to steam ships, which provided faster and safer travel after the Industrial Revolution. The Ottoman Empire quickly adapted to the steam ships, they met during the 2nd Mahmut period. From the middle of 19th century on, steam ships became only ruler of the seas. The steamer Germanic/Gul Djemal, purchased by the Ottoman Empire just Balkan Wars, it is the first transatlantic ship possessed by the Turks. Gul Djemal, who will serve for many years, would witness many important events of the periods.
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