SMS Frauenlob


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

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

Picture: SMS Frauenlob
Courtesy of Arthur Renard, Public domain

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Last updated: May 2019