Wettin

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      SMS Wettin of the The Wittelsbach Class of German battleships of the Imperial German navy were improved Kaiser class Battleships, designed in 1897 to 1898. they were the first ships to be ordered by Tirpitsz's new navy law of 1898.  SMS Wettin was built at the F. Schichau at Danzig and launched 6th June 1901 and commissioned into the German navy on the 1st October 1902. served with the fleet until 1911 becoming a artillery training ship until 1914.  during 1916. Wettin was disarmed.. soon after Wettin became  a accommodation and tender at Wilhelmshaven. finally being stricken 11th march 1920 and sold on the 21st November 1921 and broken up at Ronnebeck during 1922. SMS Wettin's ships bell is in the army Museum at Dresden

Displacement: 12,596 tons, Sped: 17.5 knots.   Armament: Four 240mm Guns in pairs, Eighteen 150mm,  twelve 88mm  and twelve MG's  Six 450mm Torpedo Tubes.  Complement: 683

SMS Wettin

Wettin.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB032

SMS Wettin

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB033

Wettin.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGB034

SMS Wittelsbach 3rd July 1900 Stricken 8th March 1921, BU
SMS Wettin 6th June 1901 Stricken 11th March 1920, BU

SMS Z?ringen

12th June 1901 Sunk by RAF Bombing 18th December 1944
SMS Schwaben 19th August 1901 Stricken 8th March 1921, BU
SMS Mecklenburg 9th November 1901 Stricken 25th January 1920, BU