Posen

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SMS Posen 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 Posen was built at Germania Dockyard at Keil and laid down o the 11th June 1907  launched 12th December 1908 and commissioned into the German navy on the 31st May 1910.  served at the Battle of Jutland . Stricken on the 5th November 1919  and surrendered to the British as "G" on the 13th may 1920 and broken up at Dordrecht in 1922. 

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, 9,400 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

POSEN Built at Germaniawerft, Kiel and launched on the 12th December 1908. Took part in the Battle of Jutland but was stricken on the 5th November 1919. surrendered on the 13th May 1920 to Britain and scrapped at Dordrecht 1921 / 1922 

SMS Posen.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB076

SMS Posen.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB057

SMS Posen

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB077

Posen.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code  PGB010