Moltke

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MOLTKE  German battleships of the Moltke class. Built at Blohm and Voss in Hamburg and launched on the 4th of July 1910, commissioned 30th September 1911 and finally entered service in the German navy on the 31st of March 1912.  Moltke took part in the action at Dogger bank  and it seems she may not have been shoot at t all. But Moltke was torpedoed by the British Submarine E1 on the 19th August  1915 (being repaired at Hamburg) and during the Battle of Jutland received damage from four shell hits. It is noted that she scored nine hits on HMS Tiger in the first 12 minutes of the battle.  In 1916 she had her 3.4 inch guns removed and replaced with Four 3.4 inch AA Guns.  In 1917 Moltke took part in operation off the East Baltic Islands. and in 1918 was torpedoed by Royal Navy Submarine E42. but managed with a staggering 2,100 tons of water on board, to limp back to post.  On the 24th November 1918 she was interned at Scapa Flow and her crew Scuttled the ship on the 21st June 1919. raised in June 1927 and scrapped at Rosyth 1928,/1929. It is interesting to note, that in the German navy the Moltke was always considered a lucky ship.

Displacement 22, 640 tons, and full load 25,400 tons,  Speed: 25.5 knots.  range: 4,100 Nautical Miles at 14 Knots.  Compliment: 1,107 and in May 1916 upto 1355   Armament: Ten 11 -inch Guns (5 x 2)  Twelve 5.9 inch guns. Twelve 3.4 inch guns.  Four 20 inch Torpedo tubes. (one in the bow , Two in the beam and one in the stern. all submerged)

Moltke.

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Moltke.

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Moltke.

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Moltke, 1910.

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Moltke Supplied by John Cruickshank by email

SMS Moltke Supplied by Janice Weatherford

KMS Moltke with Von der Tann behind at Scapa Flow.  Sent in by Jeff Winterburn

Moltke.  Sent in by David Lockhart.

MOLTKE (pictured above ? Tony Davies). Built at Blohm and Voss in Hamburg and launched on the 4th of July 1910, commissioned 30th September 1911 and finally entered service in the German navy on the 31st of March 1912.  Moltke was torpedoed by the British Submarine E1 during 1915 and during the battle of Jutland received damage from four shell hits. In 1917 Moltke took part in operation off the East Baltic Islands. and in 1918 was torpedoed by Royal Navy Submarine E42.  On the 24th November 1918 she was interned at Scapa Flow and her crew Scuttled the ship on the 21st June 1919. raised in June 1927 and scrapped at Rosyth 1928,1929. It is interesting to note, that in the German navy the Moltke was always considered a lucky ship.