SMS Lubeck

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SMS Lubeck  of the Bremen Class German Light Cruisers.  Her sister ships were, SMS Hamburg, Bremen, Berlin, Munchen, Leipzig, and SMS Danzig.  

SMS Lubeck was built by A G Vulcan at Stettin, and laid down in 1903, launched 26th march 1904 and commissioned into the German navy on the 26th April 1905.. S.M.S Lubeck served  with the fleet until 1914 becoming a coastal defence ship refitted in 1916 was refitted  which included being re armed with Two 5.9 inch guns and size 4,.1 inch guns. plus a raked bow was fitted removing the ram bow. In 1917 became a  Submarine training school and target ship.  Stricken on the 5th November 1919 and given to Britain as prize P on the  3 September 1920 and broken up 1922 to 1923 in Germany. 

Displacement: 3,250 tons,  Speed: 23 knots.  (Coal Fired) Crew 303.  Armament: Ten 4.1 inch Guns,  two 18 inch Torpedo Tubes (Submerged)    guns increased in 1916 refit

 

Lubeck

Lubeck.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGC044

Lubeck  Sent in by Gary Fletcher

Lubeck.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGC045

Bremen Class Cruisers

SMS  Bremen 9th July 1903 Mined on 17th December 1915.
SMS Hamburg 25th July 1903 Stricken on 31st March 1931.
SMS Berlin 22nd September 1903 Hulked in 1935, scuttled in 1947.
 SMS L?eck 26th March 1904 Stricken on 5th November 1919.
SMS  M?chen 30th April 1904 Stricken on 5th November 1919.
SMS Leipzig 21st March 1905 Sunk 8th December 1914.
SMS Danzig 23rd September 1905 Stricken on 5th November 1919.