Deutschland Class Battleship (1904)

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Germany completed five Deutschland Class Battleships between 1906 and 1908. They were her last pre-dreadnought ships.

Overview of 5 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Deutschland Germaniawerft, Kiel 1920 19 Nov, 1904 Broken up 1922
Hannover Kaiserliche Werft Wilhelmshaven Jul, 1911 29 Sep, 1905 Jan, 1910 Broken up 1946
Pommern AG Vulcan Stettin 1922 2 Dec, 1905 Torpedoed 1 Jun, 1916
Schlesien Schichau-Werke, Danzig Jul, 1912 28 May, 1906 Mined 3 May, 1945
Schleswig-Holstein Germaniawerft, Kiel 1918 17 Dec, 1906 Scuttled 21 Mar, 1944


The plan drawings for Schleswig-Holstein depict what appears to be a pneumatic tube system ("rohrpostanlage") to deliver messages from a compartment near the bridge (wireless office?) to a compartment well aft. Hand-drawn alterations suggest that it was being considered to allow delivery to/from the forward station to be altered by a switch to direct payloads to a compartment below the forward superstructure.[1]

See Also


  1. Original plan drawings of Schleswig-Holstein


Deutschland Class Pre-dreadnought
Deutschland Hannover Pommern Schlesien Schleswig-Holstein
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