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SCHLESIEN

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Deutschland

Grouping

II Battle Squadron

Command

Builder's Yard

Schichau, Danzig

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

19.11.1904

Launch Date

28.05.1906

Completed date

Commission date

05.05.1908

Year laid down

1904

Year launched

1906

Year completed

Commission Year

1908

Pennant No

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Kapitän zur See Friedrich Behncke

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

743

Officers

Ratings

Killed

1

Wounded

Prisoners

1

Displacement full Load (tons)

14,218

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

373

Length (mtrs)

127.6 (Hilldebrand)

Beam (ft)

53.3

Beam (mtrs)

22.2 (Hilldebrand)

Draught (ft)

16

Draught (mtrs)

8.25 (Hilldebrand)

Max. Speed (knots)

17 kts

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

9,000 km at 10 kts

Fuel

Propulsion

Three shafts, Triple expansion engines with 12 coal fired water tube boilers. Rated at 17,000 ihp.

Armour Main Belt

230 mm

Deck Armour

76 mm

Turret Armour IN CM

280 mm

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

No. Primary Turrets

2

Guns (No.barrels)

4

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

17 cm SK/ L40 (6.7")

Guns (No.barrels) 2

14

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

420 mines, Twenty-two 8.8 cm SK / 28

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

18"

No. tubes

6

Torpedo Type MM

450 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources