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KAISERLICHE MARINE (GERMANY)

CRUISERS

GRAUDENZ light cruisers (1914-1915)

Strassburg 1912

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Graudenz 36 KW Kiel 1912 25/10/1913 10/8/1914 discarded 3/1920, to Italy (Ancona)
Regensburg 197 Weser, Bremen 1912 25/4/1914 3/1/1915 discarded 3/1920, to France (Strasbourg)

 

Displacement normal, t

4912

Displacement full, t

6382

Length, m

142.7 oa 139.0 wl

Breadth, m

13.8

Draught, m

6.08 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Marine steam turbines, 12 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

26000

Max speed, kts

27.5

Fuel, t

coal 1280 + oil 375

Endurance, nm(kts)

5500(12)

Armour, mm

belt: 60 - 18, deck: 40 - 20, slopes: 60 - 40, glacises: 100, CT: 100, shields: 50

Armament

12 x 1 - 105/42 SK L/45 C/11, 2 - 500 TT (beam), 120 mines

Complement

385

Ship project history: These two cruisers belonged to the 1911 programme.

Ship protection: Main belt was 60mm thick abreast machinery and 18mm at ship ends, it was closed fwd by 40mm bulkhead. 40mm protective deck above machinery was connected with the belt by 60mm slopes, ship ends were protected by 20mm deck with 40mm slopes. CT had 100mm sides and 20mm roof, guns had 50mm shields and 20mm protection of ammunition hoists.

Modernizations: 1915, Graudenz: - 12 x 1 - 105/42; + 7 x 1 - 149/42 SK L/45 C/09, 2 x 1 - 88/45 SK L/13 C/13, 2 x 1 - 500 TT

1917, Regensburg: - 12 x 1 - 105/42, 2 - 500 TT; + 7 x 1 - 149/42 SK L/45 C/09, 2 x 1 - 88/45 SK L/45 C/13, 4 x 1 - 500 TT

Naval service: Graudenz served with the Scouting Group and became Italian after the war under the name Ancona; she was broken up in 1938. Regensburg served with the Scouting Group during the war and became a French war reparation after the war under the new name Strasbourg; she was broken up in 1944.

Graudenz 1918

Ivan Gogin, 2014