SMS Nürnberg


21.June 1919 the commander Ludwig Von Reuter issued the order to launch "Paragraph 11", the order for the German Hochsee fleet to be scuttled in Scapa Flow. Within a few hours almost the whole mighty fleet disappeared in the deep at Scapa Flow, except for a few smaller vessels and the light cruiser Nürnberg that drifted away and ran aground. She was later towed down south to Weymouth and used as target practice for the battle cruiser HMS Repulse 7.July 1922. The remains of Nürnberg rest today on a depth of approx 60 meter outside Weymouth.

Former names:
SMS Nürnberg

497,0 x 47,0 x 19,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5440 displ Kiel ( D ) 1916  ( D )

Picture: SMS Nurnberg
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