SMS Augsburg

The Ship

Built Kiel Navy Yard, laid down August 1908, completed November 1910, cost 7,593,000 Marks

Length 130 m waterline 130.5 m overall, beam 14 m, draught 5.48 m, displacement 4,362 tonnes load 4,915 tonnes full load.

Augsburg 4 shaft Parsons turbines, 19,000 shp, 25.5 knots

1914 Assigned to coast defences and served in Baltic.
September 1914 Operates in Baltic and involved in skirmishes with Russian forces.
25 January 1915 Damaged by mine - under repair until April.
1918 U-Boat then minesweeper support ship.
Ceded to Japan and scrapped in 1922.

My Postcards

Postally used but undated. Feldpostbrief SMS Schwaben.
Postcard series: M.Dieterle,Kiel
Postcard number: 653


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