Corporal Seyit fought the allied navies by shelling the allied ships on the straits of Canakkale. After the crane on his gun failed, he took over, lifting 275 kilo shells and putting them into the breach of his gun so they could be fired.
The "Nusret" was a mine layer which saved the day for Turkey during a naval battle in Canakkale. Its mines sunk several allied ships and stopped them from sailing up the Dardanelles to threaten Constantinople. This small ship's story is like that of David and Goliath.