SMS Hannover

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SMS Hanover  a Deutschland class launched between 1904-1906 were the last German pre-dreadnought battleships. The rate of fire for their 6.7 inch guns was slow due to the handling of the 154 lb weight of the shells.

Built by Wilhelmshaven dockyard launched at Wilhelmshaven on the 29th September 1905 and commissioned into the German Navy on the 1st October 1907.. Took part in the Battle of Jutland   and in 1917 used for Coastal defence. and was later refitted in 1920 and served with the Reichsmarine in 1921 to 1931.  before being stricken in 1935  used in experiments of the effects of ground Mines. and used as a remote control  target ship for aircraft, finally scrapped in 1946 at Bremerhaven.  The ships Bell is in the army museum at Dresden.

 

Displacement: 13,200 tons   Speed: 18 knots     Complement:  743   Range4520 nautical miles T 10 Knots. 

Armament: Four 11 inch guns in pairs. Fourteen 6.7 inch guns. Twenty 3.4 inch guns. Six 18 inch torpedo tubes (1 bow, 4 beam, 1 stern) all submerged.

 

Hannover.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB061

Crew of Hanover.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB062

SMS Hannover.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code  PGB030

SMS Hannover

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