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WWI seaplane tender converted from merchant vessels


Ships


Name Launched // Comm. Builder Displacement, t Dimensions, m Speed, kts Machinery, Fuel, Power, t Armament Fate
FS I Answald 25.9.1909 // 8.1914 Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack 13200 133.6x16.7x7.8 11 1VC, 3boilers, 2650 2-88/32, 2 seaplanes returned 1.1919
FS II Santa Elena 16.11.1907 // 8.1914 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 13900 137.3x16.7x7.0 11.5 1VQE, 3boilers, 2800 2-88/28, 3 seaplanes returned 1.1919
FS III Oswald (ex-Oswestry) 11/1905 // 7.1918 Thompson, Sunderland, UK 7640 112.5x15.2x7.5 10 1VTE, 2boilers, 2200 2-88/45, 4 seaplanes returned 1.1919
Glyndwr (ex-Craigronald) 10/1904 // 12.1914 Rodger, Glasgow, UK 6000 100.7x13.4x5.8 10 1VTE, 2boilers, 1600 2-52/51, 1-37/30, 4 seaplanes projector vessel 12.1916


Standard scale images


<i>Answald </i>1916
Answald 1916
<i>Santa Elena </i>1918
Santa Elena 1918
<i>Oswald </i>1918
Oswald 1918
<i>Glyndwr </i>1915 more than 1000 BRT:
Glyndwr 1915 more than 1000 BRT:


Project history

Cargo vessels converted to seaplane tenders.

Modernizations

1915, Answald: totally 4 seaplanes

1915, Santa Elena: totally 4 seaplanes

1915, Glyndwr: - 2 x 1 - 52/51, 1 x 1 - 37/30; + 2 x 1 - 105/37

Naval service

No significant events.