SMS Hessen

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SMS Hessen, German pre dreadnaught battleship of the Braunschweig class. which was a bigger, heavier guns and faster than the Wittelsbach Class battleships, The Braunschweig class autherised under the Naval programme of 1900.  launched on the 18th September 1903 and commissioned into the German navy on the 19th September 1905. Served with the German fleet until 1916 when she became a tender at Brunsbuttel in 1917.  after world war one she was kept and served with the Reichsmarine between 1921 and 1925. and  stricken in the 31st March 1935.Hessen which was reboilered and converted into a radio controlled target ship after world war two she was given to Russia and renamed Tsel.  

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.

Hessen, 1905.

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Hessen.

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Hessen.

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KMS Hessen of the Braunschweig transitting the Kiel Canal and just passing under the Levensau Bridge. 

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Hessen.

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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