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GEIER small cruiser (1895)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Geier   21 Wilhelmshaven KW 1893 18.10.1894 24.10.1895 interned 7.11.1914, captured by USA 6.4.1917 (Schurz 6.1917)


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

1608

Displacement full, t

1918

Length, m

83.9 oa 79.6 wl

Breadth, m

10.6

Draught, m

4.74 mean 5.22 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 HTE, 4 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2880

Max speed, kts

15.5

Fuel, t

coal 320

Endurance, nm(kts)

3610(9)

Armament

8 x 1 - 105/32 SK L/35 C/91, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

161



Standard scale images


nearly sister-ship <i>Cormoran</i> 1895
nearly sister-ship Cormoran 1895


Project history

The Bussard class were intended for colonial work, with their barquentine rig, ram bows and wooden sheathing.

Modernizations

1900s: + (0 - 5) x 5 - 37/27 RV L/30

Naval service

Geier in 1909 was rebuilt and re-rigged as topsail schooner. The bridge was also enlarged. She was interned at Honolulu 7.11.1914, captured by USN 6.4.1917, renamed Schurz in June 1917, commissioned in Septenber 1917 and sunk 21.6.1918 after collision with s/s Florida off North Carolina coast.