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KAISERIN

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Kaiser

Grouping

III Battle Squadron

Command

Builder's Yard

Howaldtswerke, Kiel

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Construction name Ersatz Hagen.Turbine engines were damaged during trials which delyed her delivery date.

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

11.11.1910

Completed date

Commission date

14.05.1913

Year laid down

1910 (Nov)

Year launched

1910

Year completed

Commission Year

1913

Pennant No

Photo Details

Related stories

Pincess Victoria Louis also christened this ship at which Admiral Hans von Koerster spoke.

Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Scuttled at Gutter Sound, Scapa Flow 21 June 1919. Salvaged for scrapping 1936

Jutland result

All action times are CETIn the VI Division of the III Squadron, Kaiserin was 2nd ship in the battle group line following the 4 König class of the VI Division. She sailed behind Kaiser and Prinzregent Luitpold. Early problems with her turbine at 16:19 forced her to stop the center shaft although it was repaired before she came into action.At 17:40 Nottingham fired a torpedo at Kaiserin at 16,500 yards which, not surprisingly, was wasted. Initially engaged New Zealand without any success. Joined in the shelling of Nestor and Nomad and around 19:00 fired at a four funnelled cruiser without any effect.As Defence and Warrior were being engaged between 19:14 and 19:17, Kaiserin engaged one ship of the British main battle line and landed a hit on the unidentified ship, possibly the Malaya (according to her logs). Fire was then switched to Defence. After Defence blew up at 19:30, she shifted fire to a ship behind her, possibly Tiger, but checked after two salvoes as visibility was so bad. At the 20:10, turn away, nearly collided with the Prinzregent Luitpold. Kaiserin hauled out to starboard to avoid a collision becoming the 7th ship in the line.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Kapitän zur See Karl Sievers

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

Officers

43

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

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)

22.1

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.

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

160

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

135

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

20"

No. tubes

5

Torpedo Type MM

500 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources