SMS Carola

SMS Carola was the lead ship of the of steam corvettes built for the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy) in the 1880s.wikipedia
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Lead ship

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SMS Carola was the lead ship of the of steam corvettes built for the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy) in the 1880s.

Corvette

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SMS Carola was the lead ship of the of steam corvettes built for the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy) in the 1880s.

Imperial German Navy

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SMS Carola was the lead ship of the of steam corvettes built for the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy) in the 1880s.

German colonial empire

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Intended for service in the German colonial empire, the ship was designed with a combination of steam and sail power for extended range, and was equipped with a battery of ten 15 cm guns. Carola and her sister ships were intended to patrol Germany's colonial empire and safeguard German economic interests around the world.

Keel laying

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Carola was laid down at the AG Vulcan shipyard in Stettin in 1879, launched in November 1880, and completed in September 1881.

Szczecin

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Carola was laid down at the AG Vulcan shipyard in Stettin in 1879, launched in November 1880, and completed in September 1881.

Ceremonial ship launching

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Carola was laid down at the AG Vulcan shipyard in Stettin in 1879, launched in November 1880, and completed in September 1881.

Pacific Ocean

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She sailed to the central Pacific Ocean to protect German interests in Samoa and Melanesia and was the first German warship to reach what would become German Southwest Africa.

Samoa

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She sailed to the central Pacific Ocean to protect German interests in Samoa and Melanesia and was the first German warship to reach what would become German Southwest Africa.

Melanesia

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She sailed to the central Pacific Ocean to protect German interests in Samoa and Melanesia and was the first German warship to reach what would become German Southwest Africa.

German East Africa

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Her second deployment came in 1886, and lasted into 1891; the tour saw Carola alternate between German East Africa and the central Pacific.

History of slavery

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During operations in the former from 1888 to 1890, she participated in anti-slave trade operations and helped suppress the Abushiri revolt.

Abushiri revolt

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During operations in the former from 1888 to 1890, she participated in anti-slave trade operations and helped suppress the Abushiri revolt.

Training ship

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After returning to Germany in 1891, Carola was converted into a gunnery training ship, as she was by then obsolete as a warship.

Ship breaking

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She served in this capacity through the 1890s and early 1900s, before being decommissioned in 1905, sold the following year, and broken up for scrap.

Scrap

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She served in this capacity through the 1890s and early 1900s, before being decommissioned in 1905, sold the following year, and broken up for scrap.

Sister ship

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Carola and her sister ships were intended to patrol Germany's colonial empire and safeguard German economic interests around the world.

Length overall

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Carola was 76.35 m long overall, with a beam of 12.5 m and a draft of 4.98 m forward.

Beam (nautical)

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Carola was 76.35 m long overall, with a beam of 12.5 m and a draft of 4.98 m forward.

Draft (hull)

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Carola was 76.35 m long overall, with a beam of 12.5 m and a draft of 4.98 m forward.

Displacement (ship)

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She displaced 2424 t at full load.

Marine steam engine

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She was powered by a single marine steam engine that drove one 2-bladed screw propeller, with steam provided by eight coal-fired fire-tube boilers, which gave her a top speed of 13.7 kn at 2367 PS.

Fire-tube boiler

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She was powered by a single marine steam engine that drove one 2-bladed screw propeller, with steam provided by eight coal-fired fire-tube boilers, which gave her a top speed of 13.7 kn at 2367 PS.

Barque

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As built, Carola was equipped with a three-masted barque rig, but she had her rigging reduced in 1891.

Caliber (artillery)

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Carola was armed with a battery of ten 15 cm 22-caliber (cal.) breech-loading guns and two 8.7 cm 24-cal.