Nassau Class

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Die Geschichte der deutschen Schlachtschiffe der Nassau Klasse.
Schlachtschiffe der Kaiserlichen Marine w?rend des ersten Weltkrieges.

History of the German Battleships of the Nassau class dreadnought battleships of the Imperial German Navy during world war I.

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WESTFALEN CLASS BATTLESHIPS (or sometimes referred to as the Nassau Class)

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

SHIPS DETAILS.

DISPLACEMENT  18,900 tons to 20,535 tons,  

DIMENSIONS  478FT(145.6M) X 89FT(26.9M) X 27.5FT(8.8M)

SPEED 19 TO 20 KNOTS.     RANGE, 8,400 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

COMPLIMENT  963 TO 1130

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

Ships of the Nassau Class;  Rheinland, Posen, Nassau and Westfalen.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB079

 

WESTFALEN CLASS BATTLESHIPS (or sometimes referred to as the Nassau Class)

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

SHIPS DETAILS.

DISPLACEMENT  18,900 tons to 20,535 tons,  

DIMENSIONS  478FT(145.6M) X 89FT(26.9M) X 27.5FT(8.8M)

SPEED 19 TO 20 KNOTS.     RANGE, 8,400 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

COMPLIMENT  963 TO 1130

ARMOUR PROTECTION.  MAIN BELT 290MM  DECK 80MM  TURRETS (11 INCH) 280MM.  CONTROL TOWER 12 INCHES (400MM)

WE WOULD BE INTERESTED TO HEAR FROM ANYBODY WHO WOULD LIKE TO SEE AND PURCHASE ART PRINTS OF ANY OF THESE BATTLESHIPS OR WOULD LIKE TO  ADD INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CLASS OF BATTLESHIP (PHOTO'S  CREW INFORMATION ETC)