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GROßEN KREUZER

SMS Hindenburg


Ship's Crest


PHOTOS


Plans and Construction

Line Drawing - Center Detail (Koop)
Line Drawing - Side View (Gröner)
Hull under construction in 1913
Bow under construction - March 25, 1914 (Bundesarchiv)
Port Bow under construction - March 25, 1914 (Bundesarchiv)
Port Midships under construction - March 25, 1914 (Bundesarchiv)
Port Aft under construction - March 25, 1914 (Bundesarchiv)
Stern under construction - March 25, 1914 (Bundesarchiv)
Stern under construction - March 25, 1914 (Bundesarchiv)
Drawing of Launch Day - August 1, 1915
Being Launched on August 1, 1915
Being Launched on August 1, 1915
Being Launched on August 1, 1915
Being moved while fitting out

Active Duty

Top View
Top View at anchor with SMS Derfflinger ahead
Top View at anchor with SMS König Albert to starboard
View of Forecastle from tripod mast.
View of midships looking aft from tripod mast.
Bow Aspect - Note Vice Admiral flag flying from foremast
Starboard Bow in drydock
Forecastle at breakwater. Baskets in stacks are for moving coal.
Forecastle during coaling operations. Notice the sharp rise in the hull forward.
Starboard Bow Aspect
Starboard Aspect
Starboard Aspect in January, 1918
Starboard Aspect
Starboard superstructure - Note: taken around same time as above photo
View of starboard midships looking forward.
Picture of ship's band taken near same location as above.
View of midships looking aft from tripod mast.
Starboard Quarter Aspect
Starboard Quarter Aspect
Starboard Quarter Aspect
Starboard Quarter Aspect in the Kiel Canal, 1917
Quarterdeck on starboard side looking forward
Port Quarter View
Port View
Port View
Port Midship view
Port Midships looking aft
Closeup of Portside superstructure
Port Bow Aspect during gunnery trials
Port Bow Aspect
Nice cover artwork (NOTE: VERY large file - 850K)
Port Bow Aspect

The Final Act - Scapa Flow

Port Amidships View - Preparing to depart for Scapa Flow
Starboard Quarter Aspect enroute to Scapa Flow on November 19, 1918
Starboard Aspect (seen at Scapa Flow following surrender)
Port Bow Aspect (seen at Scapa Flow following surrender)
Sinking on June 21, 1919
Starboard Bridge seen after sinking at Scapa Flow
Starboard Quarter View of sunken amidships area
Starboard Quarter View of sunken amidships area
Port Quarter View of sunken amidships area
Nice and unusual view of the framework that supports the interior of the funnel
Port Bow Aspect (seen at Scapa Flow during salvage operations)
Port Amidships view after being refloated



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