S.M.S. Blücher (1908)

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S.M.S. Blücher (1908)
Builder: Kiel Naval Dockyard[1]
Laid down: 21 Feb, 1907[2]
Launched: 11 Apr, 1908[3]
Commissioned: 24 Mar, 1910[4]
Sunk: 24 Jan, 1915[5]

On trials in 1909 Blücher achieved the highest power ever made by a reciprocating-engined warship, 43,886 ihp,[6] equivalent to 127 r.p.m. and 25.86 knots.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 150.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 150.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 150.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 150.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 150.
  6. Friedman. Battleship Design and Development. p. 91.
  7. Anderson, R. "Letters to the Editor" (31 December 1971). Warship International 4. p. 326.

Bibliography


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