Nassau

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SMS Nassau of the Nassau Class German battleships. Being the first Dreadnaughts of the German Imperial navy, some short comings showed up, the Main Armament turret formation gave only a 8 gun broadside,  and very cramped living conditions for their crew of 963. they has a comparatively short length but a broad beam which gave a stable platform for their 11inch guns

SMS Nassau was built at Wilhelmshaven Imperial Dockyard and launched 7th March 1908, commissioned into the German navy on the 1st October 1909.  served at the Battle of Jutland . Stricken on the 5th November 1919 and given to Japan as war reparation on the 7th April 1920. Sold June 1902 to a British Company for scrapped at Dordrecht end of 1920.

SHIPS DETAILS.

DISPLACEMENT  18,900 tons to 20,535 tons,  DIMENSIONS  478FT(145.6M) X 89FT(26.9M) X 27.5FT(8.8M)    COMPLIMENT  963 TO 1130

SPEED 19 TO 20 KNOTS.     RANGE, 8,100 NM AT 10KNOTS,  2,800NM AT 19KNOTS

ARMAMENT    TWELVE 11-INCH IN  ( 6 X 2 ) SIX TURRETS  TWELVE 5.9 INCH SINGLE GUNS  SIXTEEN 3.4 INCH SINGLE GUNS.   SUBMERGED TORPEDO TUBES, SIX 18INC H TORPEDOES

 

RMS Westfalen 1st July 1908 Scrapped at Birkenhead 1924
RMS Nassau 7th March 1908 Scrapped in Dordrecht 1920.
RMS Posen 12th December 1908 Scrapped in Dordrecht 1921.
RMS Rhineland 26th September 1908 Scrapped in Dordrecht 1922.

SMS Nassau

NASSAU   Built at Wilhelmshaven Dock Yard and launched 7th of March 1908. (The first dreadnaught to be completed) took part in the Battle of Jutland.  Stricken on the 5th of November 1919 and surrendered on the 7th April 1920,  given to Japan and scrapped Dordrecht. 1921

Nassau.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB080

SMS Nassau

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB075

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