SMS Leipzig

Leipzig Class Light Crusier

History
Saw service in the East-Asia squadron and West Coast of America squadron from 1906 - 1914. Took part in the Battle of Coronel in November 1914. Sunk in action by HMS Cornwall and HMS Glasgow during the Battle of the Falkland in December 1914, only 17 men survived and were saved by cruiser Glasgow.

Builder
Laid
Launched
Commissioned
Captain at Coronel

Weserferft, Bremen
1904
21 March 1905
20 April 1906
Captain Haun

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

111.1 mtr
110.6 mtr
13.3 mtr
5.61 mtr


3,816 tons
3,278 tons


10 x coal
2 x vertical 3 cylinder triple expansion
4,690 NM @ 12 Knots
11,116 shp
2
22 Knots
400 - 860 tons coal


Nil
20 - 80 mm
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-
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20 - 100 mm


10 x 15 cm (single mounts)
10 x 10.5 cm
4 - 6 Machine Gun
2 x 45 cm (submerged)


303
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