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Wörth

Woerth, German Brandenburg Class pre Dreadnought battleship. Commissioned 1893, stricken 1919. Seems to have survived WW 1 as accommodation ship. But earlier maybe to have been slightly involved in the Boxer rebellion.

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She was sent to China in 1900 but returned in 1901 to Wilhelmshaven without being involved in any action. From 1915 she served as accommodation hulk in Danzig and scrapped 1919.
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Fine picture, These ships were the first true ocean going German battleships and were quite unusual in that they had a strong main gun armament of six 11 inch guns but of two different calibres, four C40 and two C35 all in twin turrets, the shorter barrelled guns were placed between the funnels and after mast.
The strong main battery was countered by a weak secondary battery of eight 4.1 inch , eight 3.4 inch and eight 1 inch guns.
She also had three 17.7 inch torpedo tubes

Length 380 feet , beam 64 feet, draught 26 feet, displacement 10,500 tons full load

Twin screw steam triple expansion machinery of 10,000 IHP gave 17 knots

Built by Germania at Kiel, laid down in May 1890, completed in October 1893,
 

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