Seydlitz

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

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

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German battle Cruiser built by Blohn and Voss in Hamburg and launched on the 30th March 1912 and completed on the 17th August 1913.

A magnificent battlecruiser the Seydlitz became the flag ship to the High Seas Fleet Scouting Force. The Seydlitz also took part in the Battle of Dogger Bank and the Battle of Jutland . Battle of Dogger bank, 24th January 1915. Saw Seydlitz badly damaged by three 13.5 inch shells one coming from HMS Lion which caused major damage by exploding as it went through the stern turret which caused a fire that ignited 62 complete charges.  The Seydlitz was mined on the 24th April. Battle of Jutland  831st May 1916. The Seydlitz was torpedoed either by HMS Petard or HMS Turbulent. and by eighth 15 inch shells and six 13.5 inch shells and eight 12 - inch shells.  The worst damage came from five 15 inch shells which caused severe flooding. which nearly caused her to sink.  The Seydlitz received more hits than any other Battleship or Battle cruiser in the Battle of Jutland.

 On the 24th of November 1918, after the armistice she was interned at Scapa Flow where her crew on the 21st June 1919 scuttled her. she was raised  on the 2nd of November 1928 and scrapped at Rosyth

BATTLE CRUISER DETAILS.

DISPLACEMENT.  24,594 to 26,180 tons      SPEED 27 to 28 knots.

Armament.  Ten  11-inch Guns in pairs in five turrets, Twelve 5.9 -inch guns in single turrets twelve  3.4 -inch guns in single turrets. four 20-inch torpedo tubes all submerged. Ships compliment 1108  (but at Jutland a crew of 1425 were on board)

Seydlitz 30th March 1912 Scuttled 21st June 1919. at Scapa Flow and raised  in 1934 for scrap

Seydlitz, 1919.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP5483

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Seydlitz, 1919.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP5484

Original republished ? MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price ?5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP5484

Seydlitz.  Sent in by David Lockhart.

Seydlitz.  Photo published 1915.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code  PGB013

SMS Seydlitz.  Sent in by Ian Martin.       (Image emailed by contributor. Not available for purchase.)

Seydlitz.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB117

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB118

Seydlitz.  Photograph taken after the German Fleet was scuttled on 21st June 1919. 

After a variety of emails regarding this photograph and whether it was Seydlitz of Von Der Tann, we have had a majority of about 95% confirming this wreck to be Seydlitz giving a variety of reasons and have therefore come to the conclusion that this is Seydlitz.  Many thanks for all the emails, especially to Dorain Jung, who provided a wealth of information about the ships.

SEYDLITZ

German battle Cruiser built by Blohn and Voss in Hamburg and launched on the 30th March 1912 and completed on the 17th August 1913.

A magnificent battlecruiser the Seydlitz became the flag ship to the High Seas Fleet Scouting Force. The Seydlitz also took part in the Battle of Dogger Bank and Battle of Jutland. Battle of Dogger bank, 24th January 1915. Saw Seydlitz badly damaged by three 13.5 inch shells one coming from HMS Lion which caused major damage by exploding as it went through the stern turret which caused a fire that ignited 62 complete charges.  The Seydlitz was mined on the 24th April. Battle of Jutland  831st May 1916. The Seydlitz was torpedoed either by HMS Petard or HMS Turbulent. and by eighth 15 inch shells and six 13.5 inch shells and eight 12 - inch shells.  The worst damage came from five 15 inch shells which caused severe flooding. which nearly caused her to sink.  The Seydlitz received more hits than any other Battleship or Battle cruiser in the Battle of Jutland.

 On the 24th of November 1918, after the armistice she was interned at Scapa Flow where her crew on the 21st June 1919 scuttled her. she was raised  on the 2nd of November 1928 and scrapped at Rosyth

BATTLE CRUISER DETAILS.

DISPLACEMENT.  24,594 to 26,180 tons      SPEED 27 to 28 knots.

Armament.  Ten  11-inch Guns in pairs in five turrets, Twelve 5.9 -inch guns in single turrets twelve  3.4 -inch guns in single turrets. four 20-inch torpedo tubes all submerged. Ships compliment 1108  (but at Jutland a crew of 1425 were on board)