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KAISERLICHE MARINE (GERMANY)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

ALBATROSS minelayer (1908)

Albatross 1914

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Albatross 162 Weser, Bremen 1907 23/10/1907 5/1908 sunk 2/7/1915

 

Displacement normal, t

2208

Displacement full, t

2506

Length, m

100.9 oa 96.6 wl

Breadth, m

11.5

Draught, m

4.57

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

6600

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

coal 526

Endurance, nm(kts) 3680(9)

Armament

8 x 1 - 88/32 SK L/35 C/01, 288 mines

Complement

208

Ship project history: Designed as 'Mine steamships A and B', two cruiser-like Nautilus and Albatross served as minelayers during the war.

Modernizations: 1910: stern was rebuilt, length oa became 100.9m.

Naval service: Albatross was beached on the Swedish island of Gotland, 2 July 1915, after an engagement with Russian cruisers Admiral Makarov, Bayan, Bogatyr and Oleg; she was refloated and scrapped.

Ivan Gogin, 2014