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On Nov. 12th, 1934 the vessel was withdrawn from the service a
The German battleship Hessen (13.208/14.394 ts) was launched on Sept. 18th, 1903 by the Krupp Germaniawerft A.G. at Kiel and commissioned on May 19th, 1905.
In WW I she took part i.a. in the Battle of Jutland but since Jan. 1917 used as a naval accommodation ship. Being obsolete she remained in Germ