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PRINZREGENT LUITPOLD

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Kaiser

Grouping

VI Division, III Battle Squadron

Command

Builder's Yard

Germanienwerft, KIel

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Ersatz Odin.

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

17.02.1912

Completed date

Commission date

19.08.1912

Year laid down

1910 (Oct)

Year launched

1912

Year completed

Commission Year

1912

Pennant No

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Kaiser

Eventual Fate

Scuttled at Gutter Sound, Scapa Flow 21 June 1919. Raised 1931 and scrapped 1933

Jutland result

All action times are CETIn the VI Division of the III Squadron, Prinzregent Luitpold (PL) was 7th ship in the battle group line following the 4 König class of the VI Division behind Kaiserin. When Scheer gave the order to fire at 17:47, PL picked out a ship of Lion class ar 22,300 yards but shells fell short. Beatty's ships increased speed at 17:51 to distance themselves from Scheer's guns. The new target was Malaya at 19,100 yards but she also had faded into the gloom at 18:38.As others fired on Defnce and Warrior, PL fired on the main British battle line a distance of between 17,500 and 18,800 yards. She fired 21 salvos. Most were over-shoots (see WK b 2580)At the 20:10, turn away, nearly collided with Kaiserin who hauled out to starboard to avoid a collision. PL was now 8th ship, leading the III Division. She was completely undamaged in the battle.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Kapitän zur See Karl Heuser

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

11

Prisoners

11

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)

21.7

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

14,630 km at 12 kts

Fuel

Carried 3,540 long tons of coal

Propulsion

2 shaft Parsons turbines with steam from 14 coal fired boilers.. Rating of 26,000 shp (but reached 38,751 in trials). Intended that the center shaft work on diesel but it was ready in time

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

169

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

106

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

20"

No. tubes

5

Torpedo Type MM

500 MM

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources