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Braunschweig of the Braunschweig pre Dreadnaught German battleship, was a bigger, with heavier guns and faster than the Wittelsbach Class battleships, The Braunschweig class autherised under the Naval programme of 1900.  The Branschweig was launched on December 20th 1902 and commissioned into the German navy on the 15th October 1904. served with the German fleet until being reduced to a training ship in 1916 and on the 20th august 1917bevcoming a barrack ship at keil. after world war one she was kept. and  served with the Reichsmarine between 1921 and 1926.. Stricken on the 31st March 1931 and became a hulk at Wilhelsmhaven finally broken up end of 1931.

Displacement: 14,167 tons, Speed: 18.5 knots, Compliment: 743.  Armament: Four 280mm Guns,  Fourteen 170mm Guns  Eighteen 88mm Guns and four machine guns, also Six 450mm Torpedo Tubes.

 

SMS Braunschweig

Braunschweig.  submitted by email by Ralph Benz

SMS Braunschweig.  Sent in by David Lockhart.

Braunschweig.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB045

Braunschweig.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB046

Braunschweig

20th December 1902

Stricken 31st March 1931, BU
Elsass

26th May 1903

Stricken 31st March 1931, BU
Hessen 18th September 1903 To USSR 1946 becoming Tsel
Preussen 30th October 1903 Stricken 5th April 1929, BU
Lothringen 27th May 1904 Stricken 31st March 1931, BU