SMS Von Der Tann  Class (BC-1910)


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Germanys first true Battlecruisers were the Von Der Tann class ships.

These ships were the follow on classs from the Manteuffel type armoured cruiser with its superfiring turrets. Much larger than the Manteuffel, the ships were over 620 feet and were a size with the British Indefatigable class, with better armour and speed.

For this scenario I build four of these ships, Von der Tann, Anhalt-Dessau, Moltke, and Goeben, to this design. The next class then becomes the Prinz Adalbert, Seydlitz, Derfflinger, all in the Derfflinger layout with 8x12" replacing the 8x11" of this class, while the last two, Lutzow, Yorck, are built to the same hull as the Derfflinger class but armed with 6x13.75".

In the current Argentina listings, I use the original Von Der Tann as part of the Navy sourced after World War One. I feel another drawing for the Argentinians coming on.

Displacement: 22,500 tons normal, 26,250 tons full load
Dimensions: 622 x 90 x 29 feet
Machinery: 4 shaft, turbines, 84,000shp
Speed: 28 knots
Endurance: 8,000 nmi at 12 knots
Armour: 11" belt, 2" deck, 9.4"/4.1"/3.4" turrets
8 x 11" (4x2)
10 x 5.9" (10x1)
16 x 3.4" (16x1)
Torpedoes: 4 x 19.7" (4x1 submerged)
Crew: 1,120



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