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Schlesien

CountryGermany
Ship ClassDeutschland-class Battleship
Builder NameF. Schichau Danzig
Laid Down19 Nov 1904
Launched28 May 1906
Commissioned5 May 1908
Sunk4 May 1945
Displacement13,200 tons standard; 14,218 tons full
Length419 feet
Beam73 feet
Draft25 feet
Machinery3x3-cylinder expansion engines
Power Output19,330 SHP
Speed19 knots
Crew743
Armament4x280mm, 12x150mm, 4x88mm, 4x37mm, 3x20mm cannon, 4 machine guns
Armor240mm max deck, 40mm belt, 300mm command tower, 280mm max turrets

Contributor:

ww2dbaseAlthough rated as a battleship, Schlesien was not on par with the other battleships of WW2. She was launched in the early 1900s, and was one of the few ships Germany was allowed to keep after being defeated in WW1. During WW2, the obsolete Schlesien saw some action as a bombardment ship.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Feb 2006

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5 May 1908 Schlesien was commissioned into service.

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Schlesien and Schleswig-Holstein, circa 1930Schlesien and Schleswig-Holstein in port, circa 1934
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Schlesien and Schleswig-Holstein, circa 1930Schlesien and Schleswig-Holstein in port, circa 1934
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