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SMS Konigsberg (1915)

Light Cruiser Warship

SMS Konigsberg was ceded to France after World War 1 and served with the French Navy as the Metz until 1933.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 7/31/2019
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Year: 1915
Status: Decommissioned, Out-of-Service
Ships-in-Class: 4
Named Ships: SMS Konigsberg; SMS Karlsruhe; SMS Emden; SMS Nurnberg
Complement: 475
Length: 497 ft (151.49 m)
Width: 47 ft (14.33 m)
Height: 19.5 ft (5.94 m)
Displacement (Surface): 6,500 tons
Propulsion: Boilers with steam turbines developing 31,000 horsepower to 2 x shafts.
Speed (Surface): 27.5 kts (32 mph)
Range: 4,849 nm (5,580 miles; 8,980 km)
Operators: German Empire; France


8 x 150mm SK L/45 main guns.
3 x 88mm SK L/45 Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns.
4 x 500mm (20") torpedo tubes.

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