SMS Gneisenau

Scharnhorst Class Armoured Cruiser

History
Part of the German East Asia Squadron. Took part in the Battle of Coronel, November 1914. Sunk in December 1914 during the Battle of the Falkland Islands by HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible

Builder
Laid
Launched
Commissioned
Captain at Coronel

Weser-Werft, Bremen
28 December 1904
14 June 1906
6 March 1908
Captain Maerker

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

144.6 mtr
143.8 mtr
21.6 mtr
8.37 mtr


12,985 tons
11,616 tons


18 x Marine burners
3 x vertical 3 cylinder triple expansion
5,120 NM @ 12 Knots
4,800 NM @ 14 Knots
30,396 shp
3
23.6 Knots
800 - 2,000 tons coal


80 - 150 cm on 50 cm teak
1.6" - 2.4"
3.9"
1.2" - 6.7"
6.7"
0.8" - 5.9"


8 x 21 cm (2 twin and 4 single mounts)
6 x 15 cm
18 x 8.8 cm
4 x Machine Gun
4 x 45 cm (submerged)


764
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