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POSEN

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Nassau

Grouping

I Battle Squadron

Command

Builder's Yard

Germanienschft,Kiel

Budget Year

Construction Notes

costs 36,920,000 marks

Date Laid Down

11.06.1907

Launch Date

13.12.1908

Completed date

Commission date

31.05.1910

Year laid down

1907

Year launched

1908

Year completed

Commission Year

1910

Pennant No

Photo Details

First and second battleship squadrons and small cruiser of the_-_.NARA 533188-2

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Jutland result

All action times are stated as CET.17:48 - 17:52 briefly engaged the 2nd LCS but very poor visibility made it an ineffective action for either side. Engaged Nestor with the rest of the line.21:20 Posen was engaged by battle-cruisers of the 3rd BCS. Returned fire at 21:28 on Princess Royal and Indomitable at 10,000 yards.Struck Princess Royal at 21:32 and straddled Indomitable several times. Fire was checked at 21:35. At 00:30 the leading ships of the line were attacked by British destroyers. Posen rammed the light cruiser SMS Elbing as it crossed through the line. She was so seriously damaged that she was scuttled later in the night. Around 01:00 the British destroyers fortune, Garland and Porpoise were spotted. At 800 yards, Porpoise was quickly hit and sank, Posen's fire seriously damaged Fortune which still managed to loose off two torpedoes. Having succesfully evaded this threat, Posen joined the Westfalen who had illuminated the Ardent and shelled her at close range of 1,000 yards.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Kapitän zur See Richard Lange (Flasghip of Konteradmiral Walter Engelhart)

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

Officers

42

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

479.3'

Length (mtrs)

146.1

Beam (ft)

88.3'

Beam (mtrs)

26.9

Draught (ft)

29.2'

Draught (mtrs)

8.9

Max. Speed (knots)

20 (designed 19)

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

15,370 km at 12 kts

Fuel

Propulsion

Three shaft vertical triple Expansion rating 22,000 shp.

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

6

Guns (No.barrels)

12

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

12

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Sixteen 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

53

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

64

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

17.7"

No. tubes

6

Torpedo Type MM

450 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources