SMS Prinzess Wilhelm
Kiautschou Bay Leased Territory
Map of the Jiaozhou Bay with Qingdao, 1905
Postcard of Deutschland and Gefion arriving at Kiautschou Bay in 1899
Main gate of a Chinese munitions depot, taken over by the Imperial German Navy, 1898
Pier with German naval personnel, apparent expansion in progress, 1898
Disembarkation of the landing force
Civilian administration flag of Kiautschou
The branch office of the Deutsch-Asiatische Bank in Tsingtau
The residence of the Governor in Tsingtau

She was one of the three ships that participated in the seizure of Kiaochou Bay under the command of Rear Admiral Otto von Diederichs.

- SMS Prinzess Wilhelm

Diederichs at that moment only had his division's flagship SMS Kaiser and the light cruiser SMS Prinzess Wilhelm available at anchor at Shanghai, the corvette SMS Arcona was laid up for repairs and the light cruiser SMS Irene in a dockyard at Hong Kong for an engine refit.

- Kiautschou Bay Leased Territory

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