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SEEADLER small cruisers (1892 - 1893)


Ships


Name No 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


Technical data


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

2 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



Standard scale images


<i>Cormoran</i> 1895
Cormoran 1895


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.