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28 Dec 2019 9:57 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Tango0128 Dec 2019 9:54 p.m. PST

"SMS Seydlitz was the fourth German battlecruiser, and was essentially an enlarged version of the previous Moltke class ships. She was 46 feet longer but 3 feet narrower, carried the same main armament of ten 11.1in guns, and had a designed speed one knot faster (although her actual top speed of 28.1kts was lower than that achieved by the Moltke).

The Seydlitz was Admiral Hipper's flagship from June 1914 until October 1917. She took part in the Gorleston Raid of 2nd 4th November 1914, the first attack on the British coast during the First World War, and the attack on Hartlepool on 16 December, where she was hit by three 6in shells from the coastal guns,

The Seydlitz was hit three times at the battle of Dogger Bank (24th January 1915). The second of those hits, a 13.5in shell from the Lion, hit the upper deck aft and penetrated the barbette of "D" turret. The flash ignited some of the cordite in the reloading chamber, causing a fire that spread up to the gun house and threatened to detonate the magazine. Only the actions of Pumpenmeister Wilhelm Heidkamp, who flooded "C" and "D" magazines, saving the ship. The damage spread to "C" turret when some of the crew of the "D" turret attempted to escape through a connecting hatch. The same thing would happen on four British battlecruisers at Jutland, destroying three…."
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David Manley29 Dec 2019 12:07 a.m. PST

Front page says this was posted by Bill, but this page says posted by Tango? Bug or what?

Tango0129 Dec 2019 3:09 p.m. PST

What do you think?… (smile)


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2019 7:55 a.m. PST

It was probably because Bill did some editing (see Action Log on left sidebar) to the title. I've noticed this in other posts before.


Tango0131 Dec 2019 11:12 a.m. PST

You are right my friend!.


Mobius31 Dec 2019 11:35 a.m. PST

My favorite WWI ship.

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