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Target ship Hessen

Target ship Hessen

The former German battleship Hessen (13,208/14,394 ts) seen here converted into a target ship for the Kriegsmarine.

She was launched on Sept. 18th, 1903 and was permitted to retain at Germany under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.
On Nov. 12th, 1934 the vessel was withdrawn from the service a

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Excellent information and very interesting. The canvas rigged structure forward of the funnel (?) almost makes her look like a Type 45 Destroyer!

Thank you for posting Sebastian.
 

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