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FRAUENLOB

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

light cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

Gazelle

Grouping

IV Scouting Group (Ludwig van Reuter)

Command

Hipper's Arfklärungs gruppe

Builder's Yard

AG Weser dockyards, Bremen under contract name "G"

Budget Year

Construction Notes

The eigth member of the 10 ship Gazelle class.

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

22.03.1902

Completed date

Commission date

17.02.1903

Year laid down

1901

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

Related stories

The name of the ship means "Praise women".

Sister ships

Frauenlob was 8th member of 10 ship class

Eventual Fate

Torpedoed and sunk May 32st 1916

Jutland result

At 21:15 Frauenlob encountered British 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron and briefly engaged (weather was poor and so only Stettin and Munchen fired for any time). Later the Seydlitz and Moltke passed too close forcing the entire Scouting group to veer off. This reactionthen brought them into contact with the British 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron (Godenough) and they engaged at 2,800 yards. Torpedoed by HMS Southampton at 22:35. 6" fire then set her aft deck afire. Accounts of the death and wounded vary. In one, she went down with 12 officers and 308 men. There were 9 survivors.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Fregattenkapitän Georg Hoffman

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

270

Officers

14

Ratings

Killed

320

Wounded

1

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

3,108 long tons

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

344.5

Length (mtrs)

105

Beam (ft)

40.7

Beam (mtrs)

12.4

Draught (ft)

16.4

Draught (mtrs)

4.99

Max. Speed (knots)

21.5

Range (miles)

5,100 miles at 12kts

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Carried 700 tons coal

Propulsion

2 shafts, 2 triple expansion steam engines putting out 8,000 ihp

Armour Main Belt

Deck Armour

0.79" - 0.98" (20 to 25 mm)

Turret Armour IN CM

2" (50 mm)

Conning Tower Armour

3.1" (80 mm)

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

10.5 cm SK L/40 guns

No. Primary Turrets

5

Guns (No.barrels)

10

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

150 (1,500)

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

Guns (No.barrels) 2

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Elevation (degrees)

Gunnery Range (yards)

12,200

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

17.7"

No. tubes

2

Torpedo Type MM

450

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources

320 killed (Campbell p. 281 details this as 12 officers and 208 enlisted men).