Friedrich Carl

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Friedrich Carl (or Karl) of the German Prinz Adalbert class  Armoured or heavy Cruiser. The Friedrich Carl was built By Blohm and Voss and laid down in 1901, launched 21st June 1902 and completed for the German navy 12th December 1903. She was intended for use in Oversea cruiser Station but instead was used as a Torpedo training Ship from 1908. When war broke out in 1914. Friedrich Carl  was mobilized for war service as a coastal Defence ship. but on the 17th November 1914 was sunk by Russian mines in the Baltic w.s.w of Memel. with only a few casualties

Displacement: 9719 tons.  Speed: 20.5 Knots,  Compliment: 591, Armament: Four 210mm Guns (2x2), Ten 150mm  Twelve 88mm,  Four machine guns and Four 450mm Torpedo Tubes.(submerged)

The launch of the cruiser Friedrich Carl in 1902 at Gr?eberg.

Friedrich Carl.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGC007

SMS Friedrich Carl (or Karl)

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGC008

SMS Friedrich Carl. Submitted by Carol Geeves