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SMS Derfflinger


Ship's Crest


PHOTOS


Plans and Construction

Derfflinger - Line Drawing - Side View (Koop)
Derfflinger - Line Drawing - Top View (Koop)
Derfflinger - Line Drawing - Side View (Gröner)
Derfflinger - Line Drawing - Armor thickness
Derfflinger - Port bow prior to launch on June 14, 1913
Derfflinger - Starboard bow view while fitting out prior to commissioning
Derfflinger - Starboard Midships seen fitting out prior to commissioning

Active Duty

Derfflinger - Starboard Bow Aspect seen from above
Derfflinger - Starboard Bow Aspect
Derfflinger - Starboard Bow Aspect - 1917
Derfflinger - Starboard Side
Derfflinger - Starboard Aft 150mm Casement Gunmount
Derfflinger - Starboard Quarter Aspect - 1918
Derfflinger - Port Quarter Aspect seen from above
Derfflinger - Port Quarter Aspect underway
Derfflinger - Port Aspect
Derfflinger - Port Bow Aspect - as built with pole mast

The Battle of Jutland (aka the Battle of Skagerrak)

Derfflinger - Line Drawing showing shell strikes
Derfflinger - Port Quarter Aspect showing Jutland Damage
Derfflinger - Port Amidships showing Jutland Damage
Derfflinger - Port Aspect showing locations of major hits
Derfflinger - Port Bow showing Jutland Damage
Derfflinger - Port Amidships showing Jutland Damage
Derfflinger - Port Amidships showing Jutland Damage
Derfflinger - Port Amidships showing Jutland Damage
Derfflinger - Starboard Boat Deck showing Jutland Damage
Derfflinger - Deck showing Jutland Damage

The Final Act - Scapa Flow

Derfflinger - Port Bow Aspect - while at Scapa Flow showing tripod mast
Derfflinger - Port Bow Aspect - while at Scapa Flow showing tripod mast
Derfflinger - Port Midships Aspect - November 1918 (departing for surrender at Scapa Flow)
Derfflinger - Port Midships Aspect - November 1918 (departing for surrender at Scapa Flow)
Derfflinger - Sinking at Scapa Flow
Derfflinger - Capsized hull after being raised in 1939
Derfflinger - Capsized hull after being raised in 1939
Derfflinger - Capsized hull probably being taken to breakers in 1946
Derfflinger - Capsized hull at the breakers in 1946. Scrapping was delayed by World War 2.
Derfflinger - Capsized hull at the breakers in Clyde, Scotland
Derfflinger - Scrapping almost complete in 1946. BRUNO barbette is closest to camera.



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