SMS Friedrich der Grosse

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SMS Friedrich der Grosse
Career KLM ensign
Ordered:
Laid down: January 1910
Launched: 10 June 1911
Commissioned: 15 October 1912
Fate: scuttled at Scapa Flow
21 June 1919
General characteristics
Displacement: 24,724 tonnes (designed)
27,000 tonnes (maximum)
Length: 565.6 ft (172.4 m)
Beam: 95.7 ft (29.0 m)
Draft: 30.0 ft (9.1 m)
Propulsion: 3 shaft AEG-Curtis turbines, 31,000 shp (23 MW)
Speed: 21 kt (39 km/h)
Complement: 41 officers and 1043 enlisted men
Armament: 10 x 305 mm (12 in)/50 calibre in 5 dual turrets

14 x 150 mm (5.9 in)/45 caliber in single casement mounts
12 x 88 mm (3.5 in)/45 calibre anti-torpedo-boat/anti-aircraft guns in single mounts
5 x 500 mm torpedo tubes (all underwater - one in the bow, two mounted on each side - one just forward of turret "Anton", one aft of turret "Dora")

SMS Friedrich der Grosse was a Kaiser-class battleship of the Imperial German Navy.

She was built at Hamburg, launched on 10 June 1911, and commissioned on 15 October 1912. She became the flagship of the Hochseeflotte (High Seas Fleet) until 14 March 1917, participating in the Battle of Jutland. She was scuttled at Scapa Flow in the Orkneys on 21 June 1919, and subsequently broken up for scrap on-site (the other four Kaiser class ships were salvaged and broken up at Rosyth between 1929 and 1937).

Specifications

  • Displacement: 24,724 tonnes (designed) / 27,000 tonnes (maximum)
  • Dimensions (meters): 172.4 (overall length) x 29.0 (beam) x 9.1 (depth)
  • Dimensions (feet): 568.92 (overall) x 95.7 x 30.0
  • Number of Shafts: 3
  • Number of Propeller Blades: 3, 3.75 m diameter
  • Number of Rudders: 2 (side by side)
  • Maximum speed/range: 21.0 knots / 7,900 nautical miles at 12 knots
  • Main Battery: Ten 305 mm (12 in)/50 calibre in 5 dual turrets
  • Secondary Battery: Fourteen 150 mm (5.9 in)/45 caliber in single casement mounts
  • Anti-Torpedo Boat / Anti-Aircraft Battery: Twelve 88 mm (3.5 in)/45 calibre in single mounts
  • Torpedo Tubes: Five 500 mm tubes (all underwater - one in the bow, two mounted on each side - one just forward of turret "Anton", one aft of turret "Dora")
  • Complement as designed: 41 officers and 1043 enlisted men.