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  1. Tuccy

    Battle of the Gulf of Riga

    The Battle of the Gulf of Riga was one of the larger operations in the Baltic during WWI. Aiming to secure the Gulf and destroy the Russian units located there, it did lead to several encounters, however the goals were thwarted by strong resistance and minefields.
  2. Tuccy

    Tondern raid

    This day in 1918 marked the very first aircraft carrier raid - a seven-plane attack on airship hangar in Tondern (today Tønder, Denmark). While the strike group lost all planes and one man and damage amounted only to two airships destroyed, this raid sparked plans for a torpedo plane raid on the German Hochseeflotte and was revived during WWII for the raid on Italian fleet at Taranto.
  3. Tuccy

    Pursuit of Goeben and Breslau

    As the beginning of World War I caught the German battlecruiser Goeben and light cruiser Breslau far from friendly ports, their commander Konteradmiral Wilhelm Souchon was supposed to attack French troop convoys in the Mediterranean. After carrying out a bombardment of North African ports, his ships were ordered to seek shelter in Turkey. While theoretically outgunned by the British fleet, admiral Souchon managed to avoid pursuit by a series of risky maneuvers and reached the safety of Dardanelles on August 10th, 1914. Based on the agreement between Germany and the Ottoman Empire, both ships were transfered to the Turkish Navy - along with their German crews and admiral Souchon was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the ottoman Navy on September 23rd, bringing the Ottoman Empire to war by his Black Sea raid against Russian targets on October 29th. British ships shadowing the Goeben and Breslau before the beginning of hostilities.
  4. Tuccy

    Bombardment of Hitachi

    After the British Pacific Fleet joined US Navy off the coast of Japan, British ships joined in the series of coastal bombardments in a night attack on targets around Hitachi. Despite considerable firepower limited visibility lead to less damage inflicted than expected. USA: USS Iowa USS Missouri USS Wisconsin USS North Carolina USS Alabama USS Atlanta II USS Dayton eight destroyers Alabama Royal Navy: HMS King George V two destroyers
  5. On this day in 1915, the Royal Navy finally managed to severely damage the stranded SMS Königsberg after deploying monitors to the treacherous waters of the Rufiji Delta. The raider, gaining fame among other things by sinking British cruiser HMS Pegasus, was abandoned by crew and scuttled by a torpedo, her guns taken ashore and used as field artillery by German army in Africa.
  6. Tuccy

    Battle of Åland Islands

    On July 2, 1915, a Russian cruiser squadron (including Oleg, Bogatyr and Novik) sent for a bombardment mission clashed in a series of running fights with German minelaying squadron off the Swedish territorial waters. Outgunned and dispersed, the German squadron split, with the minelaying cruiser SMS Albatross running aground in the Swedish waters - as such she was the only loss of the battle, as Sweden interned her until the end of the war. Grounded SMS Albatross.
  7. telxinos

    Fatal wrecks in Greece WWI and WWII

    We play a game and have fun but it was not fun at all buring those days many people lost theyr life and very often forgoten From my point of view make no difference warships or merchants ships history own to this people Some of those wrecks happen to bee in Greece so im going to present those as a tribute to this people SS ORGIA WWII 4000 ITALIAN POWS LOST http://www.ww2wrecks.com/portfolio/oria-shipwreck-the-watery-grave-of-4000-pows-in-1944/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Oria_(1920) HMS Perseus (N36) WW II 61 lost 1 survived https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Perseus_(N36) http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-15959067 HMHS Britannic WWI 30 lost 1035 survived https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMHS_Britannic
  8. Ten years after the Greco-Turkish War of 1897 the Greek Navy had a minimal force obsolete torpedo and three French warships which had been constructed in 1889. The urgent need for a fleet combat effectiveness resulted in the strengthening of the fleet - in late 1908 - with four new English and four German destroyers. These were added to the Screened-Cruiser "G. Averof ", the honor of the Navy.For the renewal of the fleet then government Mavromichali was sent to Orlando Shipyards in Livorno, Italy, where at that very time constructed an armored-cruiser which had been ordered and were to be used by the Italian Navy.But the cancellation of the order on the part of the Italians and the direct deposit of 1/3 of the total value of the ship allowed the acquisition of the battleship from Greece. The amount of the advance came from the will of George Averoff and amounted to 8 trillion gold drachmas, while the remaining amount of 15.65 million gold drachmas was covered by the Fund National Fleet (T.E.S.). The government spent 23.65 million drachmas to acquire it. The 8,000,000 drachmas came from 20% of the total heritage of George Averoff, who gave the will of the National Fleet Fund in 1899 (date publication of wills). The will stipulated that 1/5 of his property (20 shares) is reserved for the construction of a powerful cruiser ship that will be named and adapted to serve as a Training School ship Naval Academy for the practical and theoretical perfecting them. The remaining amount of 14.3 million was covered entirely by the Fund National Fleet (T.E.S.). It is worth mentioning that the Turks had an interest in purchasing the vessel.The 10,200 tons of armored cruiser (as further described) had Italian engines of 19,000 hp, 22 boilers French, German generators and English guns 190 and 234 mm type ARMSTRONG. The maximum speed the battleship developed was 23 knots. The "G. Averoff "was launched on March 12 (February 27 in the old calendar), 1910 and September 11, 1911 arrived at Faliro, which was accepted by the Greeks with enthusiasm.The battleship did not take long to get acquire the baptism of fire. In October 1912, with the beginning of the First Balkan War, "G.Averof", head of the Aegean Fleet under Admiral Paul Kountourioti, sailed for the Dardanelles. He captured Lemnos and at the bay of Moudros installed advanced mooring Fleet. There followed the occupation of Mount Athos, the islands of the northern and eastern Aegean (Thasos, Samothrace, Imvros, Tenedos, Ag. Efstratios, Lesvos, Chios). The clash with the Turkish fleet was inevitable. Admiral Kountouriotis gave aggressive character in Greek design. He ordered his fleet to start sailing from north to south, so the Ottoman fleet appeared at the exit of the Straits. Then the Kountouriotis sent the famous signal to the Greek ships syneplean with "C. Averof ":" With the power of God and the King Tash our vows in the name of Law sail with 'headlong momentum and belief to victory against the enemy of the Nation ".The outcome of the Battle of Elli (December 3, 1912) and Limnos (January 5, 1913) that followed shattered the expectations of the Sultan and the Sublime Porte to control the Aegean. The Ottoman fleet will not attempt any more new outlet to the Aegean.The Balkan Wars of 1912-13 are undeniably the most glorious war period of the battleship "G. Averof ". With the outbreak of hostilities in October 1912, the Greek navy was asked to achieve a particularly difficult combination of multiple objectives: to prevent the exit of the Ottoman fleet in the Aegean, to acquire ownership of the northeastern Aegean islands, to prevent the transfer of Ottoman troops and supplies to the continental fronts of the Balkans, and to protect the marine transport of Greece and its allies. The successful outcome of the Greek executive designs were the result of three factors: the increased operational capabilities available to the newly battleship, the unquestionable leadership capacity and courage of Admiral Paul Kountourioti and the moral of Greek crews of all without exception of the Greek fleet. The successful occupation of the northeastern Aegean islands and the Greek prevalence of weapons in Battle of Elli and Limnos resulted the 'G. Averof "to acquire symbol dimensions in folk memory: a myth had already been born.During most of World War I Greece remained neutral. But in 1917 the Government of E. Venizelos decided to participate in the war alongside the Allies. By the end of the global conflict -October 1918 Turkey capitulated (Moudros truce) and Greece was on the winning side. The "G. Averof "sailed to Constantinople where he raised the Greek flag as one of the victorious powers of the Great War. In conclusion, the full control of the Mediterranean by the allied navy and the success of the Allied naval strategy, which was aimed at excluding the fleet of the Central Powers in the Adriatic and the Turkish Bosphorus, was based largely on precisely these shocks had brought the Greek fleet and "G. Averof "in Istanbul and the raising of the Greek flag served as the vindication of the courage and selflessness of the Greek naval fleet in the struggle for national integration, most naval symbol of daring and heroism, stimulated the collective imagination and visions of Hellenism.After the signing of the peace treaties "G. Averof "along with the rest of the fleet moved the Greek troops in Ionia. The business developments in Asia Minor deleted quickly downturn which resulted in his destruction on '22. The "G. Averof "found in Asia Minor again, this time to help in the transportation of troops and uprooted Greek element.5 With the start of World War II battleship "G. Averoff "was again head as flagship of Greek naval fleet. After however the collapse of the front in April 1941, the Ministry ordered the Navy to sank the battleship, to avoid falling into enemy hands. In the heart and mind of the Greek crew, leaving the remaining ships of the fleet in Alexandria was unthinkable to be without safe company of "Uncle George" heroic Battleship "G.. Averof ", as it was customary to be called fromt he crews. So, after the successful arrival of the battleship in Alexandria, the ship went to Bombay for general repair and overhaul. Initially the 'G. Averoff "was active in the Indian Ocean, with a mission to protect convoys, on their way from Bombay to Aden. At the end of 1942 "G. Averof " sailed into Port Said, where he participated in port protection missions. With the withdrawal of the German occupation forces in late September 1944 and with an absence of almost four years, the glorious "G. Averof " returned on October 16, 1944 afternoon in Greece, bringing with him the then exiled Greek government and solemnly anchored in Faliro bay. In the period 1947-1949 was the Battleship Fleet Headquarters in Keratsini. But the ship had 'aged' and in 1952 ordered his decommissioning. I hope one day G.Averof will be entered in World Of Warships and make Greek players happy for one more time! Source:http://www.averof.mil.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60&Itemid=70&lang=el
  9. Hi all, Ever since I first read "Dreadnought" & "Castles of Steel" by Robert K. Massie long long time ago I dreamed about computer game that would be able to re-enact those times... So... we have "World of Warships" - why not add special WWI game type for it - I a sure that many many layers would enjoy it (and it should not be that difficult to create I hope)! Ships For every applicable ship (i.e. ship that existed by the time of WWI) add special additional "WWI Hull": WWI hull would only be possible if ships is "Elite (i.e. if fully researched) WWI hull would contain all data for WWI type of combat: armor, machinery, primary / secondary weapons, torpedoes, AA (?) players would be able to research and buy WWI hull if they want Game Types It would be necessary to create two new battle types: "Random Battle WWI" "Co-op Battle WWI" Only ships that have "WWI Hull" currently selected would be able to participate in "WWI" battles types. Everything else would be same/similar to what we already have right now! What do you think guys? Leo "Apollo11"
  10. Hentai__Senpai

    Battle of Jutland Flag

    Hello there WG! I saw that the Warspite and the Campbeltown are being sold bundled or unbundled, with the bundled version comes a very nice flag (Battle of Jutland Flag) and it got me thinking. We players that own either the Warspite or the Campbeltown or maybe both could get a personal mission for getting the Flag, because some players already own both ships and can't buy the bundle. Well, this was just a though i had when i saw the sale. What do you forumites think of this idea?
  11. Today we will take a look at the WWI German battleships. Germany did also develop a variety of battlecruisers, but to keep this post in a reasonable length they will be covered in a different post. Nassau-Class: Germany’s first Dreadnoughts. 146m long, 26,9m beam, 21000 tons displacement and 20 knots top speed. Although they are 15m shorter than the Dreadnought class they have the same displacement due to more armor. The belt was 80-300mm, the deck 55-80mm thick. A 30 mm torpedo bulkhead was the underwater protection. The conning tower was shielded by 400mm armor at the sides and 80 at the roof. The main battery consisted of 12 280mm (11 inch) guns in dual turrets with the same hexagonal layout as the Kawachi (but the one on the Kawachi was inspired by the Nassau class). 12x150mm (5.9 inch) and 16x88mm (3.5 inch) were mounted in casemates at the sides. During their careers the 88mm guns were removed and 2 two AA guns of the same calibre were installed. Additionally the ships were not very stable and many measures were taken to improve it with little success. Despite the tendency to roll she was considered maneuverable. An notable tale is a encounter with the British destroyer HMS Spitfire(1912) during the Battle of Jutland. In the confusion of the battle Nassau rammed Spitfire and tried to take her out with her A turret but could not depress the gun enough to score a hit. Nevertheless the gun blast destroyed Spitfire’s bridge but she managed to break free and rip a 30 foot (7m) hole in the Nassau’s side armor. Both ships survived the battle damaged and limped home with reduced speed. Picture In WoWs: A slow ship, but you have to start somewhere. Expect it to have more survivability than other battleships but less firepower. In fact this can be said about most German Capital ships. You are there to take a beating for your team and your guns, while lacking damage are still deadly to most ships. You may need longer to destroy other ships, but you can afford to stay in contact longer. Your preferred playstyle should be getting in close so your strong belt can soak up the damage. Helgoland-Class: An improved Nassau-class. Bigger, better, (a little) faster. The ships featured nearly the same armor layout, with improvements to casemate armor and the conn tower roof. The length was increased to 167m and the main battery calibre to 305mm (12 inch). 2 150mm guns were added at the cost of 2 88mm guns. AA was later added in the form of 2 88mm guns. Speed was improved to 21,2 knots. Handling was considered better, too. There was a debate about the turret layout but it was deemed that the hexagonal layout was safer because a superfiring pair could easier be disabled with one hit. Picture In WoWs: You get the same ship just bigger and better armed. Still a slow tank. Still smaller caliber than other ships on your tier. Still relatively maneuverable. You get better used to it because that won’t change so soon. Kaiser-Class: 172 long, 29m beam and with 27000 tons displacement the Kaiser-class was the next step in German Capital ship design. Protection was increased to 180-350 mm at the belt and 60-100 mm at the armored deck. The gun layout was changed to 305 mm (12 inch) guns in 5 dual turrets. One was located at the front, two en echelon amidships and a superfiring pair aft. An improved turret design was installed which allowed 4,1 km more range (to 20,4 km). 14 medium calibre (150mm) and 8 small calibre (88mm) guns were installed in casemates. Kaiser was the first German capital ship to be propulsed by turbines but she could only sail at 23,4 knots. AA consisted of up to four 88mm Flak guns. Picture Schematic In WoWs: You get an upgrade in every aspect. Your broadside punch stays the same but you can deliver it at longer range. You get more armor and speed. However, your gun calibre is now (expect Kaiser around T5) significantly lower than that of your counterparts. This can however be compensated with accuracy and rate of fire. And WG needs to invent some serious AA upgrade. The historical AA should give you a DPS of around 10, which is severely lacking for a T5 battleship at T5. See below for additional insight. König-class: A similar design to the Kaiser-class. The turret layout was changed again to 2-1-2 (like a Fuso without the third turret). Otherwise pretty similar to the Kaiser. 175m long, 30m beam and 28600 tons displacement. The Germans considered them to be "very good sea-boats". 2 additional 88mm guns were fitted as well. Schematic Picture In WoWs: A slightly bigger Kaiser with increased broadside punch. The AA is still massively lacking. I find it difficult to fit her in the game. We already have a T5, but at the same time she is too weak to be T6. Compared to the other T6 BBs she is outgunned, out speeded and has neglectable AA. You could make her another option at T5 but she is superior to the Kaiser-class in almost every aspect. The best solution would be to make the Kaiser-class class a premium and to put the König in the tree at T5. Bayern-Class: Another step in the same direction the Bayern-Class was a further improvement. Increasing the main battery calibre to 380mm (15 inch) 8 guns in 4 turrets were fitted, two at the bow and two at the stern. 16x150mm guns in casemates give you a strong short range armament. The armored belt was thickened to 170-350 mm, the deck armor remained at 60-100 mm. The ships were capable of up to 22,5 knots with an engine. The reload was quite fast (23 seconds) but according to British post war trials the accuracy was lacking. Armor scheme Picture In WoWs: Still a slow and well protected ship. The armament gets beefed up massively to competitive 15 inch. Makes it a solid T6. Good alpha and penetration but only a limited amount of guns. Something must be done with the AA, maybe do a Fuso and put 20mm and 37mm Flak guns everywhere where you can fit one. They won't have much range but better than nothing and a logical design step compared to other navies as well as to German WWII AA upgrades. L20/24 alpha: A big step forward in German Capital ship design. Developed with the experience from the Battle of Jutland the project was supposed to be 238m long, have 33,5m beam and displace 48500 tons. 4x2x420mm (16,5 inch) was the planned primary battery while 12x150mm in casemats were the projected secondaries. AAA was planned to be either 8x88 mm or 8x105 mm guns. The difference between the L20 and the L24 was the placement of torpedo tubes. L20 carried submerged tubes while L24 was planned with deck mounted launchers. Armor plating below the waterline was cancelled in favor of additional speed, theoretically allowing the ships to travel with 26 knots. The armored deck which was 50-120mm thick was additionally protected by a 20-40mm forecastle deck. The belt thickness was not changed and therefore up to 350mm. The medium calibre artillery was reduced to 12x150 mm guns. Schematic In WoWs: A slightly bigger Nagato with half an inch more calibre, more side- but less deck armor. The AA is still weak (this must sound like a broken record). Otherwise a solid T7. Although you probably need to get closer to your enemies even more because at T7 your deck armor gets outclassed by other battleships while your belt still is your strong point. And you have reduced secondaries compared to previous ships and to the Nagato. Tech Tree: You can expect the German WWI battleships to be slow tanks with weaker guns up to tier 6. From there you get a good upgrade in firepower but your accuracy starts to suffer. You generally prefer short range engagements due to your strong belt armor and sufficient maneuverability to dodge torpedos (unless at point blank range). Your secondary batteries are quite strong up to the L20 alpha. Either WG invent some fictional AA upgrades or you will need air defence from allied ships. Theoretically you can balance the German BBs around this, making them quite strong against ships but keep them vulnerable against planes. Together with my other posts (and the upcoming posts) you get the following tech tree
  12. Welcome to today’s episode. We will look at some low tier ships today to fill the empty spaces in the tech tree. Brummer (1935): Let’s start with what WG wants to put at T1. A training ship, armed with 4-8 105mm DP guns in dual turrets. 112m long, 13,5m beam and displacing 3010 tons the Brummer was capable of 23,1 knots. The ship featured an improved propulsion system that was later adapted for destroyers. The ship was also equipped with 2x88mm Flak as well as 4-8x37mm and 4x20mm AA guns. It was supposed to act as a minelayer during wartime but it was sunk in 1940. Graphic In WoWs: A weaker T1 ship than the other nations have. Expect it to be a paper ship with strong AA at T1. Only that you will never face planes. So that is useless. Other than that you can probably spam HE with a nice RoF which can be strong. However, it’s a T1 and you will probably never spend many games in it. Magdeburg: The last German cruiser armed with 105mm guns. Finished in 1912 these ships were 138,7m long, had 13,5m beam and displaced 4500 tons. They could reach speeds up to 27,5 knots. Their armament consisted of 6 105mm guns on each side (12 in total). They were later replaced by 2 150mm guns at each side and 1 additional guns at the bow and two at the stern (7 in total). One 500mm torpedo tube was also added at each side. Two 88mm Flak were also added. Model before the refit In French service after the refit In WoWs: An interesting ship. You have the choice between 6 spam guns or 2-5 heavy hitting for your broadside. Given the difference in RoF this gives you the possibility to choose what fits your style. The single torpedo tube can be effective at close quarters, but don’t count on going in against battleships and surviving. Other than that a quite mobile platform for it's tier. But a paper ship. Königsberg-Class (1915): One of the last German ships built during WWI. Carrying 3 150mm guns on each side and 2 superfiring aft (8 in total) this class keeps the traditional German design of most guns not placed at the centerline. The ships were 145m long had 14,5m beam and displaced 7125 tons. Top speed was rated with 27,5 knots. One 500mm torpedo tube was fitted at each side. 3D-Render In WoWs: A solid T3. While having 8x5.9 inch guns you will only be able to use 5 at a time, certainly keeping it at T3 power levels. Quite fast with medium protection so a light cruiser. Stronger armament than the Japanese T3 but weaker torpedoes. Großes Torpedoboot 1916 Mob.: The German design philosophy for torpedo boats was quite different from the allied one. Intended to operate together with the main fleet in the North Sea the ships had the size of a small destroyer, being 85m long and displacing 1291 tons. Armed with 3x105mm guns and 6x500mm torpedos (3 single launchers at each side) these ships were capable of 32-34 knots. Graphic In WoWs: A T2 destroyer. The main guns are a little weak but besides that this ship will do ok. The reload of the single torpedo tubes will be quite short. Großes Torpedoboot 1918 Mob.: The last German WWI torpedo boat (destroyer). 93m long and up to 35 knots fast they displaced 1550 tons. Armament was increased to 4x150mm and 4x105mm guns as well as 4 machine guns and 6 50cm torpedo tubes. Over 50 were ordered, 33 laid down but only a couple completed as civilian vessels after the war (2 were converted to sailing ships). Graphic In WoWs: A T3 destroyer. Big main guns, but expect them to traverse slowly. Your torpedoes become weak at T3. A capable, but difficult ship. High risk, high reward. The secondaries can hurt other destroyers, but that’s about it. Großes Torpedoboot 1916: The biggest German torpedo boat/destroyer of the first World war. The main production focus was laid on guns which increased hull size. This ships were 108m long, displacing 2415 tons. Their size is comparable to the American Fletcher-class. Capable of up to 37 knots they were armed with 4x150mm guns and 2x2 600mm torpedo tubes. Never completed during the war 2 ships were given to Italy and France as reparations and served there until the 1930s. Picture In WoWs: Certainly big ships. The torpedoes get bigger but you get fewer of them. You lose the secondary battery of the 1918 mob. but you get faster. Expect slow turning turrets. One of the stronger T4 destroyers. Tech Tree: Markhand helped me to create a prettier version of the tech tree. Together with my previous and upcomming posts you get the following tree Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5
  13. Russian Destroyer Novik Novik was a destroyer of the Russian Imperial Navy, commissioned in 1913 where she served with the Baltic Fleet during World War I. She joined the Bolsheviks in November 1917 and was later renamed Yakov Sverdlov. WWI During the night of 6/7 May 1915 Novik, in company with ten other destroyers, mined the approaches to the port of Liepāja which was being attacked by the Germans. There was an inconclusive encounter between cruisers of the Russian covering force and the German light cruiser SMS München, but the destroyers were undetected. One of the mines laid that night blew off the bow of the new German torpedo boat V 107 when she entered Liepāja on the morning of 8 May and rendered her unrepairable. Novik escorted the armored cruiser Rurik on a mission to shell the German port of Memel, but they became separated from the rest of the force in heavy fog and encountered the German armored cruiser SMS Roon. Rurik opened fire, but was soon forced to turn away by a (false) submarine contact and lost sight of the Germans. During the Battle of the Gulf of Riga in August 1915, Novik and three other destroyers set the German destroyer V 99 on fire. V 99 struck two mines while attempting to break out of the Gulf and was sunk. During the night of 19/20 November 1915 Novik led seven Russian destroyers to attack German patrols off Windau. They sank the auxiliary patrol boat Norburg and escaped before German reinforcements could arrive. On the night of 13 May 1916, she led two of her half-sisters in search of German iron ore convoys sailing along the Swedish coast. They found a convoy of ten freighters escorted by four auxiliary patrol boats near Häfringe Island. The freighters fled for Swedish waters while the escorts turned to engage the Russians. The Russians sank the auxiliary cruiser Hermann, even though they refused to close the escorts believing them to be far stronger than they actually were, but the freighters escaped and no other damage was inflicted. In November 1917 she joined the Bolsheviks and was later renamed Yakov Sverdlov in 1923. General Characteristic : Displacement: 1,260 tonnes (1,240 long tons; 1,390 short tons) (normal) 1,590 tonnes (1,560 long tons; 1,750 short tons) Length: 102.4 m (335 ft 11 in) Beam: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in) Draught: 7.2 m (23 ft 7 in) Propulsion: 3 shafts, AEG-Vulcan turbines 6 Vulcan water-tube boilers 39,000 shp (29,100 kW) Speed: 37.3 knots (42.9 mph; 69.1 km/h) (trials) Endurance: 2,000 nmi (3,700 km) at 21 knots (39 km/h) Complement: 142 men Armament: 4 × 1 - 102 mm (4.0 in) guns 4 × 1 - Maxim machine guns 4 × 2 - 457 mm (18.0 in) torpedo tubes 60 mines
  14. List of German battleships and battlecruisers I've even made ​​the effort, to make a list of some German battleships and battlecruisers. This list includes all German battleships and battlecruisers. These include the battleships and big cruisers of the Imperial Navy (Kaiserliche Marine), and the ironclads of the Navy (Kriegsmarine). Brandenburg-class 4/4 SMS Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm 1894 – 1910 SMS Brandenburg 1893 – 1919 SMS Weißenburg 1894 – 1910 SMS Wörth 1893 – 1919 Kaiser Friedrich III.-class 5/5 SMS Kaiser Friedrich III. 1898 – 1920 SMS Kaiser Wilhelm II. 1897 – 1921 SMS Kaiser Karl der Große 1899 – 1920 SMS Kaiser Wilhelm der Große 1899 – 1920 SMS Kaiser Barbarossa 1900 – 1920 Wittelsbach-class 5/5 SMS Wittelsbach 1902 – 1921 SMS Wettin 1903 – 1922 SMS Zähringen 1903 – 1944† SMS Schwaben 1903 – 1921 SMS Mecklenburg 1903 – 1921 Braunschweig-class 5/5 SMS Braunschweig 1904 – 1931 SMS Elsass 1904 – 1931 SMS Hessen 1905 – 1945 SMS Preußen 1905 – 1931 SMS Lothringen 1906 – 1931 Deutschland-class (1) 5/5 SMS Deutschland 1906 – 1920 SMS Hannover 1907 – 1935 SMS Pommern 1907 – 1916† SMS Schlesien 1908 – 1945†³ SMS Schleswig-Holstein 1908 – 1945†³ Nassau-class 4/4 SMS Nassau 1909 – 1919 SMS Westfalen 1909 – 1919 SMS Rheinland 1910 – 1918 SMS Posen 1910 – 1919 Helgoland-class 4/4 SMS Helgoland 1911 – 1919 SMS Ostfriesland 1911 – 1919 SMS Thüringen 1911 – 1919 SMS Oldenburg 1912 – 1919 Von der Tann 1/1SMS Von der Tann 1910 – 1919†² Moltke-class 2/2 SMS Moltke 1911 – 1919†² SMS Goeben 1912 – 1914 Seydlitz-class 1/1SMS Seydlitz 1913 – 1919†² Kaiser-class 5/5 SMS Kaiser 1912 – 1919†² SMS Friedrich der Große 1912 – 1919†² SMS Kaiserin 1913 – 1919†² SMS Prinzregent Luitpold 1912 – 1919†² SMS König Albert 1912 – 1919†² König-class 4/4 SMS König 1914 – 1919†² SMS Großer Kurfürst 1914 – 1919†² SMS Markgraf 1914 – 1919†² SMS Kronprinz 1914 – 1919†² Derfflinger-class 3/3 SMS Derfflinger 1914 – 1919†² SMS Lützow 1915 – 1916† SMS Hindenburg 1917 – 1919†² Bayern-class 4/2 SMS Bayern 1916 – 1919†² SMS Baden 1916 – 1919 SMS Sachsen (not completed) SMS Württemberg (not completed) Sorry only in german! ​Mackensen-class 4/0 SMS Mackensen (not completed) Ersatz Freya (not completed) SMS Graf Spee (not completed) Ersatz A (not completed) Ersatz-Yorck-class 3/0 Ersatz Yorck (not completed) Ersatz Gneisenau (not completed) Ersatz Scharnhorst (not completed) Projekt L 20 e a-class ?/0Unknown (not completed) Deutschland-class (2) 3/3 Deutschland 1933 – 1945†³ Admiral Scheer 1934 – 1945† Admiral Graf Spee 1936 – 1939†³ Scharnhorst-class 2/2 Scharnhorst 1939 – 1943† Gneisenau 1938 – 1942 Bismarck-class 2/2 Bismarck 1940 – 1941†³ Tirpitz 1941 – 1944† H-class 6/0 Schlachtschiff H (not completed) Schlachtschiff J (not completed) Schlachtschiff K (not completed) Schlachtschiff L (not completed) Schlachtschiff M (not completed) Schlachtschiff N (not completed) O-class 3/0 Schlachtkreuzer O (not completed) Schlachtkreuzer P (not completed) Schlachtkreuzer Q (not completed) P-class 12/0 Unknown (not completed) Unknown (not completed) Unknown (not completed) Unknown (not completed) Unknown (not completed) Unknown (not completed) Unknown (not completed) Unknown (not completed) Unknown (not completed) Unknown (not completed) Unknown (not completed) Unknown (not completed) * Operating time is the time between the entry into and removal from the fleet register and the decommissioning. Legend † - Sunk, lost by enemy action. † ² - Sunk by self in Scapa Flow. † ³ - Sunk by self or blown up. _____________________________________________________ Unfortunately, I realized later that I should have posted this better in WWI section. I have tried to copy it but it does not work. Hope you can do something with this. If something needs to be corrected, tell me. In thoughts of the fallen soldiers! Source:
  15. Well Tuccy you said that lighter designs of DD's and CL's started to appear in the interwar and WW2 period. Here is a good example of a light DD that was built in WWI and served until 1963 which in my opinion is some very long time. The Mărăști class were a group of destroyers built in Italy for the Romanian Navy. The ships fought in both world wars but for different owners and had a complex history. In 1913, the Romanian government ordered a class of four large destroyers from the Pattison yard in Naples, Italy. The four ships were named Vifor, Viscol, Vârtej and Vijelia. The Italian government requisitioned the ships in 1915 upon entering World War I, renaming them Aquila, Falco, Nibbio and Sparviero. These ships were significantly larger than contemporary Italian destroyers and were rated as Esploratori or scout cruisers. The armament comprised three single 6 inch and 4 x 3 inch guns. After the end of the First World War, two of the ships (Sparviero and Nibbio) were re-sold to Romania, arriving in Constanţa in 1920. The other two ships were retained by Italy until sold to the Nationalist faction of Spain in 1937. The six inch guns proved too heavy for the Romanian Navy and were replaced by two twin 120 mm guns in powered turrets and a single 120 mm gun. Both ships were active during the Naval war in the Black Sea in World War II. Chiefly convoying supplies between Romania, the Crimea and the Bosphorus. Măraşeşti sank the Soviet M class submarine M-31 in July 1943. Both ships were surrendered to the Soviets in August 1944 on the Capitulation of Romania and were incorporated into the Black Sea Fleet as the Lovkiy (Ловкий, ex-Mărăşti) and Lyogkiy (Лёгкий, ex-Mărăşeşti) but were returned to Romania in October 1945, served in Naval Forces of Romanian People's Republic under the numbers D12 and D11 and scrapped in the 1960s. Aquila and Falco were sold to the Nationalist Spanish Navy, which, in 1937 only had one destroyer available (Velasco). They were renamed Melilla and Ceuta, and saw heavy service, in spite of their poor condition. To conceal the fact that Italy was selling ships to Franco's side, they were often referred as Velasco-Ceuta and Velasco-Melilla. After the war, they were retained by the Spanish Navy.