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KAISERLICHE MARINE (GERMANY)

CRUISERS

SEEADLER small cruisers (1892-1893)

Cormoran 1895

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Seeadler (ex-Kaiseradler)   Danzig KW 1890 2/2/1892 27/6/1892 gunboat 5/1914, hulk 1914
Condor 82 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 1891 23/2/1892 9/12/1892 gunboat 1/1913, hulk 1916
Cormoran   Danzig KW 1890 17/5/1892 25/7/1893 gunboat 2/1913, scuttled 28/9/1914

 

Displacement normal, t

1612

Displacement full, t

1864

Length, m

82.6 oa 79.6 wl

Breadth, m

10.5

Draught, m

4.42 mean 5.35 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HTE, 4 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2800

Max speed, kts

15.5

Fuel, t

coal 315

Endurance, nm(kts)

2950(9)

Armament

8 x 1 - 105/32 SK L/35 C/91, 2 x 1 - 350 TT

Complement

161

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

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

Naval service: Seeadler in 1899 and Cormoran in 1908 were rebuilt and re-rigged as topsail schooner. The bridges were also enlarged. Seeadler was used as mine hulk in the Jade when she blew up 19/4/1917. Cormoran was scuttled by own crew 28/9/1914 at Tsingtao to avoid capture by Japanese.

© Ivan Gogin, 2014