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SMS Derfflinger

Battlecruiser Warship

Causing considerable damage to Allied ships during the Battle of Jutland in World War 1, SMS Derfflinger also suffered mightily in the engagement.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 7/31/2019
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Year: 1914
Status: Lost-in-Service
Ships-in-Class: 3
Named Ships: SMS Derfflinger; SMS Lutzow; SMS Hindenburg
Complement: 1112
Length: 690.32 ft (210.41 m)
Width: 95.15 ft (29.00 m)
Height: 30.18 ft (9.20 m)
Displacement (Surface): 26,200 tons
Propulsion: 18 x Boilers feeding 4 x Parson steam turbines developing 76,635 shaft horsepower to 4 x shafts.
Speed (Surface): 27 kts (31 mph)
Range: 5,561 nm (6,400 miles; 10,300 km)
Operators: German Empire


8 x 30.5cm (305mm; 12") SK L/50 main guns (4 twin-gunned turrets).
12 x 15cm (150mm; 5.9") SK L/45 guns (12 single-gunned turrets).
4 x 8.8cm (88mm) guns
5 x 500mm (20") torpedo tubes

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