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WESTFALEN

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Battleship

Nickname

Ship Class

Nassau

Grouping

I Battle Squadron

Command

Scheer

Builder's Yard

AG Weser, Bremen

Budget Year

Construction Notes

1st dreadnought type in the German navy. Double bottomed.

Date Laid Down

12.08.1907

Launch Date

01.07.1908

Completed date

Commission date

19.11.1909

Year laid down

1907

Year launched

1908

Year completed

Commission Year

1909

Pennant No

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Nassau

Eventual Fate

Scrapped 1924

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Kapitän zur See Johannes Redlich (Herman Bauer took over command when the Nassau class ships were interned in German ports after the war_Hildebrand).

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

Officers

40

Ratings

Killed

11

Wounded

16

Prisoners

10

Displacement full Load (tons)

21,000 long

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

479 (WIKI)

Length (mtrs)

146.1

Beam (ft)

88 (WIKI)

Beam (mtrs)

26.9

Draught (ft)

29 (WIKI)

Draught (mtrs)

8.9

Max. Speed (knots)

20.2

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

15,520 km at 12 kts

Fuel

Propulsion

3 shaft vertical expansion delivering 22,000 ihp

Armour Main Belt

12" (300 mm)

Deck Armour

3" (80 mm)

Turret Armour IN CM

11" (280 mm)

Conning Tower Armour

16" (400 mm)

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

16

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") guns

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

5

Torpedo Type MM

450

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources

Tarrant p.298 on killed and wounded.