Category Archives: German Empire

River gunboat SMS Tsingtau

The SMS Tsingtau river gun boat was one of the two ships of the Tsingtau class, which was specially designed and built for the rivers in China for the protection of German interests. The growing economic space of German trading companies required military protection against attacks, especially against pirates. Mehr lesen

Battleship SMS Thüringen

The battleship SMS Thüringen belonged to the Helgoland ship class and was the first warship in the imperial navy whose main armament was 30.5-cm for the first time. It was one of the most advanced warships in the navy, but was used as the largest part of the fleet predominantly defensive. Mehr lesen

Small cruiser SMS Straßburg

The small cruiser SMS Straßburg belonged to the Magdeburg class, which should replace the ships of the Bussard class. Due to the increase in caliber of the warships of other countries, a side armor was introduced in the waterline for the first time in the Magdeburg class, so that the construction of the ships had...
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Small cruiser SMS Stralsund

The small cruiser SMS Stralsund belonged to the Magdeburg class, which should replace the ships of the Bussard class. Due to the increase in caliber of the warships of other countries, a side armor was introduced in the waterline for the first time in the Magdeburg class, so that the construction of the ships had...
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