Kontreadmiral Wilhelm Souchon
Yavuz Sultan Selim (FF), ex SMS
Kapitän zur See Ackerman
Medillii, ex SMS Breaslau
Yavuz fired nineteen 28 cm projectiles at ranges between 6,000 to 7,200 m. No secondary ammunition was fired nor did Medillii fire as the Russian fleet was outside their range.
Yavuz struck by a 12-inch HE from Evstafi on Port No. 3 15 cm casemate, which penetrated casemate armor but broke up. Three 15 cm projectiles detonated - this is the only time during the entire war that German projectiles exploded as a result of an artillery hit - and sixteen 15 cm cartridges of the ready ammunition burned. Twelve men died immediately and a Turkish sailor later died from gas poisoning.
Black Sea Fleet
Admiral Andrei Eberhard
Rear Admiral Pokrov
Pamiat Merkuria (F)
Almaz Captain 1st Rank Zarin
Vice Admiral Novitsky
Evstafi (FF) Captain
1st Rank Galanin
Ioann Zlatoust Captain 1st Rank F.A. Winter
Panteleimon (F) Captain 1st Rank Kaskov
2nd Battleship Brigade
Rear Admiral Putyatin
Tri Sviatitelia (F)
Captain 1st Rank Lukin
Rostislav Captain 1st Rank Porembsky
1st, 2nd and 3rd Destroyer Divisions
Captain 1st Rank Sablin
Derzki Class Destroyers (3)
Old Destroyers (10)
Evstafi fired sixteen 12-inch, fourteen
8-inch and nineteen 6-inch.
Ioann Zlatoust fired six 12-inch.
Panteleimon did not shoot.
Tri Sviatitelia fired twelve 12-inch.
Rostislav fired an unknown quantity of shells at Medillii.
Evstafi was hit by three 28 cm APC.
First on the starboard forward casemate, killing the gun crew. Second
on the casemate armor at approximately frame 54, piercing the 127 mm armor
and striking 6-inch shells and cartridges, setting some of the latter on
fire. Shell exploded in the officers gallery and did great damage
with splinters penetrating the the deck above and some penetrating down
into the boiler room. The third shell fell short of the ship on or
near the waterline at frame 22 and riddled the hull in this area, destroying
a longitudinal bulkhead and part of the elevator for the 75 mm gun ammunition.
Four officers and twenty-nine crew died immediately. One other officer
died later from his injuries and twenty-four crewmen were wounded, nineteen
badly of whom the majority later died.
Source: "Battle on the Seven Seas:
German Cruiser Battles 1914 - 1918" by Gary Staff
18 July 2011 - New datapage
22 September 2011 - Corrected typographical error