SMS Frauenlob


The light cruiser SMS Frauenlob was built at AG Weser in Bremen and launched in March 1902. She stood ready for service in the German Kaiserliche Marine and the cruiser squadron the year after. After the outbreak of world war one she participated in the battle of Heliogoland in August 1914 and at the battle of Jutland 31.May 1916 where she was sunk. Under the battle of Jutland she was torpedoed by the British light cruiser HMS Southampton and hit by several grenades that set the ammunition storage on fire. She sank at midnight with only 8 survivors. The wreck of Frauenlob was found by divers in 2000 on a depth of 43 to 50 meter resting peacefully on her keel.

Former names:
SMS Frauenlob
344,0 x 40,7 x 16,4 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2706 grt / 3158 displ
Bremen ( D ) 1902
Wilhelmshaven ( D )

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Picture: Map of the Battle of Jutland in 1916
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Last updated: May 2019