SMS Scharnhorst

Scharnhorst Class Armoured Cruiser

History
Flagship of the German East Asia Squadron commanded by Vice Admiral Graf von Spee. Took part in the Battle of Coronel, November 1914. Sunk December 1914 during the Battle of the Falkland Islands by HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible, her entire crew include Vice Admiral von Spee were lost.

SMS Sharnhorst (2)

Builder
Laid
Launched
Commissioned
Captain at Coronel

Blohm & Voss,Hamburg
3 January 1905
22 March 1906
24 October 1907
Captain Schultz

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
28,783 shp
3
23.5 Knots
800 - 2,000 tons coal


150 mm on 50 mm teak
40 - 60 mm
100 mm
30 - 170 mm
170 mm
20 - 150 mm


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)


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