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ELBING

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Light cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

Pillau

Grouping

2nd Scouting Group

Command

Hipper's Aufklärungs gruppe

Builder's Yard

Shichau-Werke, Danzig

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Ordered for the Russian Navy.

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

21.11.2014

Completed date

Commission date

04.09.2015

Year laid down

1913

Year launched

1914

Year completed

Commission Year

1915

Pennant No

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Sister ships

Pillau

Eventual Fate

Jutland result

The N J Fjord was spotted by the Elbing at 15:00. Fire was opened at 15:30 and a hit on HMS Galatea registered at 15:32. 16:32 after turning north with Frankfurt and Pillau, Elbing engaged the Engadine's seaplane, piloted byFrederick Rutland.18:30 Elbing fired on HMS Chester scoring several hits. She and the Frankfurt launched torpedoes at Invincible after the latter had been shelling Wiesbaden. Neither hit. 23:15 Together with the Hamburg, Elbing used British recognition signal to close in on HMS Castor. The latter launched a torpedo at Elbing which went underneath. The british 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron arrived with Commodore Goodenough on the Southampton. In the fight Elbing was hit. Wireless tranmissions were cut and 4 men killed and 12 wounded. Elbing was later rammed by another German ship, the Posen. The rip in her side caused engine room flooding and disabled her electrics. She started to list 18 degrees. Elbng's crew of 477 were taken off by a torpedo boat (S.53) at around 02:00 on 1st June 1916 and after approx. one hour she was scuttled and the remaining crew picked up by a dutch trawler.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Fregattenkapitän Rudolf Madlung

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

477 min (481?)

Officers

21

Ratings

Killed

4

Wounded

12

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

5,252

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

444

Length (mtrs)

135.3

Beam (ft)

45

Beam (mtrs)

13.6

Draught (ft)

19.6

Draught (mtrs)

5.98

Max. Speed (knots)

27.5

Range (miles)

4,900 miles at 12 kts

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

680 tons coal and 580 fuel oil

Propulsion

2 steam turbines powered by 6 Yarrow coal fired steam boilers supporting 2 11' shafts giving 30,000 shp.

Armour Main Belt

Deck Armour

3.1" (80mm)

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

3" ( 75 mm)

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

15 cm SK L/45

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

8

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

8.8 cm SK L/45

Guns (No.barrels) 2

2

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

120 mines

Elevation (degrees)

Gunnery Range (yards)

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

Shells expended Main

230

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

1

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

20

No. tubes

2

Torpedo Type MM

500

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources