S.M.S. Gneisenau (1906)

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S.M.S. Gneisenau (1906)
Launched: 1906
Sunk: 8 Dec, 1914

S.M.S. Gneisenau was an armoured cruiser of the Imperial German Navy.

Service

Battle of Coronel

Battle of the Falkland Islands

She was lost at the Battle of the Falkland Islands. A diary of notes taken during her pursuit and destruction was captured from one of her survivors and compared with logs of the action from the Invincible and Inflexible, synchronized by forcing time stamps to agree on when the Germans first opened fire (this time being called 0).[1] Some highlights therein:

[TO BE CONTINUED - TONE]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Five faded pages, the second nearly wholly illegible, within the Albert Francis Barclay Bridges papers at The Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum. [BRG 1/1]
  2. German Wikipedia entry for S.M.S. Gneisenau.
  3. German Wikipedia entry for S.M.S. Gneisenau.
  4. German Wikipedia entry for S.M.S. Gneisenau.
  5. German Wikipedia entry for S.M.S. Gneisenau.

Bibliography


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