Derfflinger

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Die Geschichte der deutschen Schlachtschiffe der Derfflinger Klasse. Schlachtschiffe der Kaiserlichen Marine w?rend des ersten Weltkrieges.

History of the German Battleships of the Derfflinger class dreadnought battleships of the Imperial German Navy during world war I. Three Battle Cruisers in the Class  The Derflinger, Lutzow and Hindenburg.

The Derflinger was built by Blohm and Voss at Hamburg and launched on the 14th June 1913 (the first attempt to launch was unsuccessful ). The Derflinger took part at the Battle of Dogger Bank on the 24th January 1915, the Battle of Jutland  31st May 1916. and was interned at Scapa Flow on the 24th November 1918. she was scuttled along with the rest of the fleet at Scapa Flow on the 21st June 1919. raised in 1934 and scrapped at Rosyth.

The Lutzow, built at Danzig by Schichau and launched on the 29th November 1913. She was the first Battlecruiser built with all her main armament on the centre line. Took part in the battle of Jutland and was sunk by torpedoes of the German Destroyer G38 after sustaining heavy damage at Jutland.

The Hindenburg, built at Wilhelmshaven Dock yard and launched on the 1st of August 1915. interned at Scapa Flow on the 24th November 1918, she did not take part in any major action of world war One. she was scuttled at Scapa Flow on the 21st June 1919 Raised in 1930 and scrapped at Rosyth.

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Derflinger 1st June 1913 Scuttled 21st June 1919. at Scapa Flow and raised  in 1934 for scrap
Lutzow 29th November 1913 Sunk 1st June 1916 at Jutland

Derfflinger

Derfflinger.

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Derfflinger, 1917.

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Derfflinger.  Thanks to Karl Zimmerman and Frank Kohlmann who helped to identify this ship.

Derfflinger.  Thanks to Dorian Jung for identification.

Lutzow

Lutzow, 1913.

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