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HANNOVER

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Nickname

Ship Class

Detschland pre-dreadnought

Grouping

Flagships of IV Division, II Battle Squadron

Command

Scheer

Builder's Yard

Kaiserliche Werft Wilhelsmhaven

Budget Year

Construction Notes

She completed 10 months after Dreadnought was launched and consequently was obsolete from her first day. Known as the "five minute ships"

Date Laid Down

07.11.1904

Launch Date

29.09.1905

Completed date

Commission date

01.10.1907

Year laid down

1904

Year launched

1905

Year completed

Commission Year

1907

Pennant No

Photo Details

Probabaly 1920 because of the addition of torpedo tubes and mast has changed. Laboe.

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Sister ships

Deutschland and Pommern.

Eventual Fate

Jutland result

Hannover avoided serious damage in the Run to the North when Prince Royal targeted her. She only suffered small shraphnel damage but Mauve did not want to go up against the 5th BS 15" guns and so turned 8 points to starboard. Witnessed the destruction of the Black Prince. Around 03:00 in destroyer attacks (wheich eventually ended with Onslaught's torpedoing Pommern), Hannover was also targeted. Onslaught's third torpedomeant for Pommern passed astern of Hannover. Around 04:00 mistakenly opened fire on Stettin and Munchen until Admiral Scheer ordered her to cease. Fired 8 28 cm shells and 44 8.8 cm shells during the battle.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Kapitän zur See Wilhlem Heine (Flagship of Rear Admiral Freeiherr von Dalwigk zu Lichetenfels)

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

Officers

35

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

14,218

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

419

Length (mtrs)

127.6

Beam (ft)

73

Beam (mtrs)

22.2

Draught (ft)

26.9

Draught (mtrs)

8.21

Max. Speed (knots)

18

Range (miles)

9,000 km at 10 kts

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

Three shafts run at a rated 17,999 ihp.

Armour Main Belt

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

28 cm (11”) SK/L40 guns

No. Primary Turrets

2

Guns (No.barrels)

4

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

17 cm (6.7 ”) SK / 40 guns

Guns (No.barrels) 2

14

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Twenty-two 8.8 cm (3.5”) SK L/ 45 naval guns

Elevation (degrees)

Gunnery Range (yards)

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

18"

No. tubes

6

Torpedo Type MM

450 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources