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ROSTOCK

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

Karlsruhe

Grouping

2nd Scouting Group

Command

Hipper

Builder's Yard

Howaldtswerke, Kiel

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

12.11.1912

Completed date

Commission date

04.02.1914

Year laid down

1911

Year launched

1912

Year completed

Commission Year

1914

Pennant No

Photo Details

Related stories

Sister ships

Eventual Fate

scuttled on the way back from Jutland

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Fregattenkapitän Otto Feldmann

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

Officers

18

Ratings

Killed

14

Wounded

6

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

6,191

Artefacts Data

2 Deck guns and assorted gunnery and engineering equipent (Thyyboron Sea War Museum, Denmark).

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

466' 62

Length (mtrs)

142.2

Beam (ft)

44' 11"

Beam (mtrs)

13.7

Draught (ft)

17' 8"

Draught (mtrs)

5.38

Max. Speed (knots)

29.3

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

2 shafts driven by two steam turbines rated at 26,000 shp.

Armour Main Belt

2.4" (60 mm)

Deck Armour

60 mm

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

3.9" (100 mm)

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

10.5 cm SK L/40 guns

No. Primary Turrets

12

Guns (No.barrels)

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

Guns (No.barrels) 2

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

120 mines

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

2

Torpedo Type MM

500 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources