SMS Dresden

Dresden Class Light Cruiser

History
Served with American squadron then East-Asian Squadron until 1915, saw action with Graf Spee's squadron at Battle of the Falkland Islands, and escaped destruction (the only ship to do so). Was found later by HMS Glasgow and HMS Kent on 14 March 1915 near San Juan Fernandez, Chile. After taking some damage she was scuttled to prevent capture.

Builder
Laid
Launched
Commissioned
Captain at Coronel

Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
1907
5 October 1907
14 November 1908
Captain Lüdecke

Specifications
 
Dimensions
Length (O/A)
Length (W/L)
Beam
Draft

Displacement
Full Load
Standard

Propulsion
Boilers
Turbines
Endurance

Horsepower
Shafts
Max Speed
Coal Bunkerage

Protection
Waterline Side Belt
Deck Armour
Bulkheads
Turrets
Barbettes
Control Tower

Armament
Main Gun
Secondary Gun
Smaller Weapons
Torpedoes

Complement
Usual
Wartime

118.3 mtr
117.9 mtr
13.5 mtr
5.53 mtr


4,268 tons
3,664 tons


12 x coal
2 x Parsons geared turbines
3,760 NM @ 12 Knots
3,600 NM @ 14 Knots
18,880 shp
2
25.2 Knots
400 - 860 tons coal


80 - 100 mm
20 - 80 mm
40 mm
-
-
20 - 100 mm


10 x 10.5 cm (single mounts)
-
4 - 6 Machine Gun
2 x 45 cm (submerged)


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