SMS Königsberg

Career ((Of Clockwork and Men) German Empire)

Name: Königsberg
Namesake: Königsberg, East Prussia
Builder: Germaniawerft, Keil
Laid down: 12 January 1905
Launched: 15 December 1905
Commissioned: 2nd June 1906
Fate: Sunk 3rd November 1916
Status: Wreck located at 9° 25′ 0.05″ S, 48° 32′ 59.94″ E
General characteristics
Class & type: Königsberg-class light cruiser
Displacement: Design: 3,390 t (3,340 long tons)

Full load: 3,814 t (3,754 long tons)

Length: 115.3 m (378 ft)
Beam: 13.2 m (43 ft)
Draft: 5.29 m (17.4 ft)
Propulsion: Twin Unsterblich Promethian engines, 13,200 ihp (9,800 kW)
Speed: 24.1 knots (44.6 km/h)
Complement: 14 Officers

308 Enlisted men

Armament: 10 × 10.5 cm (4.1 in) guns

2 × 45 cm (18 in) torpedo-tubes

Armor: Deck: 80 mm (3.1 in)

Conning tower: 100 mm (3.9 in)


One of the first ships to use the Germaniawerft Unsterblich engines, meaning she  could run within acceptable functional parameters for up two two years without needing to use more than one tonne of coal a year.

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