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SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Deutschland class

Grouping

II Battle Squadron

Command

Builder's Yard

Germanienschaft. Kiel

Budget Year

1904 Naval Estimates

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

18.08.1906

Launch Date

17.12.1906

Completed date

Commission date

06.07.1908

Year laid down

1906

Year launched

1906

Year completed

Commission Year

1908

Pennant No

Photo Details

SMS Schleswig-Holstein. DVM 10 Bild-23-63-47

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Eventual Fate

Jutland result

Fell back during the Run to the North. When meeting the Grand Fleet, Scheer's decision was a difficult one as a run for German harbours would have meant him having to sacrifice the slow Deutschland class ships in his line. Followinfg the first battle turn, these slower ships fell in on the disengaged side of the line. The main guns were not fired as visibility was so bad. 21:35 hit by a heavy shell on her port side, knocking out a casemate gun, killing 3 and wounding nine sailors.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Kapitän zur See Eduard Varrentrapp

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

Officers

35

Ratings

Killed

3

Wounded

9

Prisoners

12

Displacement full Load (tons)

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

418' 8"

Length (mtrs)

127.6

Beam (ft)

72' 10"

Beam (mtrs)

22.2

Draught (ft)

26' 11"

Draught (mtrs)

8.21

Max. Speed (knots)

19.1 kts

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

11,000 kms at 10 kts

Fuel

Propulsion

Three shafts with three Triple Expansion steam engines. Rated 17,000 ihp

Armour Main Belt

9.4" (240 mm)

Deck Armour

1.6" (40 mm)

Turret Armour IN CM

11" (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