SMS Deutschland

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Deutschland: Part of the Deutschland class, The last pre dreadnaught Battleship of the  Imperial German Navy. Similar to previous class (Braunschweig) except having different shaped funnels and a thicker 9.5 inch armour belt.

SMS Deutschland Built by Germaniawerft launched at Kiel on the 20th November 1904 and commissioned into the German navy on the 3rd August 1906 Deutschland was the flag ship of the fleet from 1910  to 1913 and participated in the Battle of Jutland   (This this class being the only pre dreadnaught ships at the battle) before becoming an accommodation ship in 1917 at Wilhelmshaven., finally scrapped in 1922 at Wilhelmshaven. SMS Deutschland ornament is now housed at the underwater weapons school at Eckernforde.  and the Ships bell is in the Mausoleum of Prince Heinrich, at Hemmelmark.

Displacement: 13,993 tons,   Range: 4850 miles at 10 Knots.  Armament: Four  280mm Guns in two turrets, Fourteen 170mm Guns, and Twenty 80mm, 4 Machine guns and six torpedo tubes.  Speed 18.5 knots, Compliment: 743 

Deutschland

Built by Germaniawerft launched at Kiel. Deutschland was the flag ship of the fleet up to 1912 and participated in the Battle of Jutland before becoming an accommodation ship in 1917, finally scrapped in 1922 at Wilhelmshaven.

SMS Deutschland.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB059

SMS Deutschland.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB060

Deutschland.  Photo published 1915.  Sent in by Gary Connel

SMS Deutschland.  Sent in by John Hadgett

 

SMS Deutschland.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code  PGB012

SMS Deutschland

SMS Deutschland

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB058

Deutschland 19th November 1904 BU 1920-22
Hannover

29th September 1905

BU 1944-46

Pommern

2nd December 1905 Torpedoed 1st June 1916
Schlesien 28th May 1906 Scuttled 5th May 1945
Schleswig-Holstein 7th December 1906 Bombed 18th December 1944, raised  broken up after the 1947