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KAISER

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Kaiser

Grouping

III Battle Squadron

Command

Builder's Yard

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

22.03.1911

Completed date

Commission date

01.08.1912

Year laid down

1909 (Dec)

Year launched

1911

Year completed

Commission Year

1912

Pennant No

Photo Details

Related stories

Sister ships

Friedrich der Größe, Kaiserin, König Albert, Prinzregent Luitpold

Eventual Fate

Scuttled Scapa Flow, 21 June 1919

Jutland result

All actions in CET.In the battle group line after 4 König class of the VI Division, III Battle Squadron, followed by the Kaiser class of the VI Division, III Battle Squadron undamaged after Jutland. She sailed behind. at 17:46 Scheer gave the Open Fire signal to Kaiser, Kronprinz, Friedrich der Größe and the battleships of the I Squadron.17:48 - 17:52 engaged the 2nd LCS. IN 8 minutes Kaiser fired 11 salvoes at Southapton without success. At 17:58 Scheer ordered an increase in speed which caused a split between the Konig and the Kaiser class ships. At 18:05 Kaiser fired four more salvoes at Southampton, again without success. Joined in the firing on the Nomad which sank by the stern at 18:30 (Nestor was destroyed by ships of the I Squadron). 18:10 opened up on the Malaya and in twenty five minutes fired 27 salvoes at an average range of 17,000 yards. At 20:15 Sheer turned away for the second time with Kaiser now fifth in the line. At 20:23 Kaiser was hit with two heavy calibre shells and again at 20:26. The 13.5" CPC shells came from Agincourt. At 21:30 British light forces were spotted approaching the line. Calliope was badly damaged as the fire was opened at around 8,000 yards. In the night steaming, Kaiser took the 12th ship in the line of 24 ships headed by the ships of the I Squadron.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Kapitän zur See Freiherr Walter von Keyserlingk

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

Officers

41

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

1

Prisoners

1

Displacement full Load (tons)

27,000

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

566

Length (mtrs)

172.4

Beam (ft)

95.1

Beam (mtrs)

29

Draught (ft)

30

Draught (mtrs)

9.1

Max. Speed (knots)

23.4 kts

Range (miles)

14,630 km at 12 kts

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Carried 3,500 long tons of coal

Propulsion

3 shaft Parsons turbines with top service rating of 31,000 shp. Ran a full knot faster than her sister ship, Friedrich der Größe.

Armour Main Belt

14" (350 mm)

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

12" (300 mm)

Conning Tower Armour

16" (400 mm)

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

30.5 cm (12”) SK L/50 guns

No. Primary Turrets

5

Guns (No.barrels)

10

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

15 cm (5.9”) SK L/45 guns

Guns (No.barrels) 2

14

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Twelve 8.8 cm SK / 28 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

20"

No. tubes

5

Torpedo Type MM

500 MM

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources