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An item referred to the magazine Moniteur de la Flotte reporting that the small German cruiser Rostock (1) achieved a trials speed of 29,21 miles which was 2 miles above expectation. During the 6 hours trials was the medium speed 27,4 miles. Her sister ship Karlsruhe achieved during the 6 hours trial a speed of 27,6 miles. Both cruisers were fitted out with Parson-turbines.(2)
1. Of the Karlsruhe-class, constricting of the Karlsruhe and Rostock, preceded by the Magdeburg-class and succeeded by the Graudenz-class. Laid down as Ersatz Geier by Howaldtswerke, Kiel, Germany with yard number 560 in 1911, launched on 12 November 1912, commissioned on 4 February 1914 and scuttled after the Battle of Jutland on 1 June 1916 after she was hit by a torpedo launched by the British destroyer HMS Broke.
2. Of the Karlsruhe-class, constricting of the Karlsruhe and Rostock, preceded by the Magdeburg-class and succeeded by the Graudenz-class. Laid down by the Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany in 1911, launched on 11 November 1912, commissioned on 15 January 1914, acted in the First World War as commerce raider and sunk on 4 November 1914 while underway towards Barbados due to a spontaneous internal explosion.