Build in Germany in 1911 and put in active service in 1912, the Goeben had a special function during WW I.. It was given to the Otoman Navy as Yavuz Sultan Selim in 1914 and stationed in Constantinople. From there it could block every Russian transport out of the black sea and also every transport to Russia on that route, too. Russia was blocked, because German ships also did cut the ways through the Baltic Sea.
After WW I the ship served in the Turkish Navy until the 1960th. That were over 50 years of active duty for this old warrior.
From 1973-76 it was scrapped.
Today, one propeller of the Goeben/Yavuz is on display in the city of Gölcük. My KMZ shows the way to the last remains of this once proud ship