SMS Schwalbe

SMS Schwalbe ("His Majesty's Ship Schwalbe—Swallow") was an unprotected cruiser built for the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy), the lead ship of the.wikipedia
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Unprotected cruiser

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SMS Schwalbe ("His Majesty's Ship Schwalbe—Swallow") was an unprotected cruiser built for the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy), the lead ship of the.

Imperial German Navy

Kaiserliche MarineGerman Imperial NavyGerman
SMS Schwalbe ("His Majesty's Ship Schwalbe—Swallow") was an unprotected cruiser built for the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy), the lead ship of the.

Lead ship

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SMS Schwalbe ("His Majesty's Ship Schwalbe—Swallow") was an unprotected cruiser built for the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy), the lead ship of the.

Sister ship

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She had one sister ship,.

Wilhelmshaven Imperial Shipyard

Kaiserliche WerftKaiserliche Werft WilhelmshavenImperial Dockyard
Schwalbe was built at the Kaiserliche Werft (Imperial Dockyard) in Wilhelmshaven; her keel was laid down in April 1886 and her completed hull was launched in August 1887.

Wilhelmshaven

Wilhelmshaven, GermanyKniphausenWilhemshaven
Schwalbe was built at the Kaiserliche Werft (Imperial Dockyard) in Wilhelmshaven; her keel was laid down in April 1886 and her completed hull was launched in August 1887.

German East Africa

East AfricaGerman colonial ruleGerman
She served in German East Africa from 1889 to 1893, and during this period she assisted in the suppression of the Abushiri Revolt.

Abushiri revolt

resulted in some unrestrevolt along the coastThe Germans were almost driven out of the area in 1888
She served in German East Africa from 1889 to 1893, and during this period she assisted in the suppression of the Abushiri Revolt.

South Africa

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She initially returned to German East Africa, where she patrolled South African waters to protect German shipping during the Second Boer War.

Second Boer War

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She initially returned to German East Africa, where she patrolled South African waters to protect German shipping during the Second Boer War.

Boxer Rebellion

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The outbreak of the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900 prompted the Kaiserliche Marine to send Schwalbe to join the European forces battling the Boxers.

Yangtze

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Schwalbe spent 1901 and 1902 in Chinese waters, blockading the mouth of the Yangtze and suppressing local unrest.

Barracks ship

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She ended her career as a barracks ship during World War I, and as a target ship in 1918.

World War I

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She ended her career as a barracks ship during World War I, and as a target ship in 1918.

Target ship

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She ended her career as a barracks ship during World War I, and as a target ship in 1918.

Length overall

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Schwalbe was 66.9 m long overall and had a beam of 9.36 m and a draft of 4.40 m forward.

Beam (nautical)

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Schwalbe was 66.9 m long overall and had a beam of 9.36 m and a draft of 4.40 m forward.

Draft (hull)

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Schwalbe was 66.9 m long overall and had a beam of 9.36 m and a draft of 4.40 m forward.

Steam engine

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Designed for colonial service, Schwalbe was armed with a main battery of eight 10.5 cm guns and had a cruising radius of over 3000 nmi; she also had an auxiliary sailing rig to supplement her steam engines. Her propulsion system consisted of two horizontal 2-cylinder double-expansion steam engines powered by four coal-fired cylindrical water-tube boilers.

Water-tube boiler

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Her propulsion system consisted of two horizontal 2-cylinder double-expansion steam engines powered by four coal-fired cylindrical water-tube boilers.

Barquentine

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To supplement the steam engines, she was fitted with a barquentine rig.

Broadside

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They had a range of 8200 m. Four guns were mounted on each broadside.

Konteradmiral

counter admiralKonteradmiral (KAdm)Rear Admiral
Her completed hull was launched on 16 August 1887; then-Konteradmiral (Rear Admiral) Alexander von Monts gave the launching speech.

Alexander von Monts

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Her completed hull was launched on 16 August 1887; then-Konteradmiral (Rear Admiral) Alexander von Monts gave the launching speech.

Sea trial

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She was commissioned for sea trials on 8 May 1888, and they lasted until 8 August.