Rheinland

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SMS Rheinland 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 RHEINLAND  Built at A.G Vulcan, Stettin and launched on the 26th September 1908 Took part in the Battle of Jutland  where she received a direct hit. she also took part in the evacuation of German Forces in Finland in 1918 but also received damage by running aground in the Aaland Sea on the 11th April 1918. A total of 6,000 tons including all her guns had to be removed before she could be re floated before being towed into Kiel later and became a accommodation ship without the repairs being done.  On the 29th July 1920 she was towed to Dordrecht for scrapping.(1921 / 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, 8,380 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

 

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.

SMS Rheinland

SMS RHEINLAND  Built at A.G Vulcan, Stettin and launched on the 26th September 1908 Took part in the Battle of Jutland where she received a direct hit. she also took part in the evacuation of German Forces in Finland in 1918 but also received damage by running aground in the Aaland Sea on the 11th April 1918. A total of 6,000 tons including all her guns had to be removed before she could be re floated before being towed into Kiel later and became a accommodation ship without the repairs being done.  On the 29th July 1920 she was towed to Dordrecht for scrapping.(1921 / 1922)

SMS Rheinland.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB081

SMS Rheinland

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB078

SMS Rheinland.  Sent in by Terence Malone.      (Image emailed by contributor. Not available for purchase.)