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592

GERMAN EMPIRE

The ships named in italics are classed as coast defence vessels in the foregoing statement of strength. The numbers following the names of the others in- dicate the several classes to which they have been assigned. Abbreviations : — b. broadside ; c.h. central battery; t. turret ; hai . barbette ; Q.F. quick firing. Light and machine guns are not given. The armament consists of Krupp guns : —

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Tons

Inches

&.

Koiiig Willielm. 3

1868

9,603

12

18 9 6 in. ; 1-6 in.

6 5 9 in.

5

8,000

14-7

t.

Preussen . . 3

1873

6,660

lOj

4 102 in. ; 2 6-6 in. ; 4 3-4 in. Q.F.

4

5,400

13-9

t.

Friedrich der Grosse 3

1874

6,660

lOi

do. do.

4

5,400

14-2

c.b.

Kaiser . . 3

1874

7,550

10

8 10-2 in. ; 1 8-2 in. ;

7 5-9 in.

5

8,000

13-7

c.h.

Deutschlaud . 3

1874

7,550

10

do. do.

5

8,000

13-7

bar.

Sachsen . . 2

1877

7,280

16

6 10-2in.;4 41in.Q.F.

4

5,600

140

bar.

Bayern . . 2

1878

7,2S0

16

do. do.

4

5,600

13-5

bar.

Wiirtteraberg . 2

1878

7,280

16

do. do.

4

5,600

13-5

bar.

Baden . . 2

1880

7,280

16

do. do.

4

5,600

13-5

bar.

Oldenbm-g . 3

1884

5,120

12

8 9-4 in. ; 3-4 in. Q.F.

4

3,900

13-5

b.

Siegfried .

1889

3,440

H

3 9-4 in. ; 6 34 Q.F.

4

4,800

160

b.

Beowulf .

1890

3,440

94

do. do.

4

4,800

160

bar.

Brandenburg . 1

1891

9,840

15|

6 11 in. ; 16 4 1 Q.F. ; 8 3-4 Q.F.

7

9,500

160

b.

Frithjof

1891

3,440

H

3 9-4 in. ; 6 3 4 Q.F.

4

4,800

160

bar.

Kurfiirst Friedrich \ Wilhelm . 1/

1891

9,840

151

/6 11 in. ; 16 41 Q.F. ;\ \ s 3-4 Q.F. /

7

9,500

160

bar.

Weissenburg . 1

1891

9,840

15|

do. do.

1

0,500

160

bar.

Worth . . 1

1892

9,840

15|

do. do.

t

9,500

160

b.

Hildebrand

1892

3,440

H

3 9-4 in. ; 6 3*4 Q.F.

4

4,800

160

b.

Heimdal .

1892

3,440

H

do. do.

4

4,800

160

b.

Hagen

1893

3,440

n

do. do.

4

4,800

16-0

b.

Odin ....

1894

3,474

H

do. do.

4

4,800

16-0

b.

Aegir.

Kaiser Friedi'ich

1895

3,074

9i

do. do.

4

4,800

160

III. . . 1

1896

11,180

lia

4 9-6 in.; 18 6 in. Q.F. ;

32 smaller Q.F.

6

l.S,000' 18-0

bar.

Kaiser Wilhelm II. 1

1897

11,180

11:1

do. do.

6

13,000 : 18-0

Konia; Wilhelm

(relief) . . 1

11,180

m

do. do.

C

13,000

18-0

Kaiser (relieO A 1

11,180

111

do. do.

6

13,000

18

Deutschland (relief)

B . . . 1

11,180

113

do. do.

13,000

180

bar.

Basilisli, Biene, Ca- maleon, C'rocodil,

Hummel, Milcke,

18701

1

Natter, Salamun- \

to 1881/

1,090

8

1 11 -8 in. (35-ton)

1

700

9-0

der, Skorpion, Vi-

per, Wespe— 11 ar-

moured gunboats ;

Germany has but two cruisers of the first-class afloat — the Kaiserin Augusta and the Filrst Bismarck— hut has launched, and is building, another fii-st-class armoured cruiser (sister of the Bismarck) and several powerful second-class vessels, with .some smaller and a number of torpedo boats.