Thursday, 11 May 2017

The salvage of the German battle cruiser Hindenburg according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant dated 25 August 1925

SMS Hindenburg

An item dated London, England 25th reported that the salvage of the German battle cruiser Hindenburg (1) scuttled at Scapa Flow in 1919 went well. The main part of the hull was already above the water but first were stability problems to be solved before she could be completely be lifted.

1. Building ordered under the 1912-1913 Naval Program as a replacement of the protected cruiser Hertha, laid down at the Kaiserliche Werft, Wilhelmshaven, Germany on 1 October 1913, launched on 1 August 1915, commissioned on 10 May 1917, fully operational on 20 October 1917, scuttled by her own crew in Scapa Flow, Orkney Isles, Scotland on 21 June 1919, wreck salvaged on 23 July 1930 and broken up at Rosyth, Scotland between 1930-1932. Part of the Derfflinger-class although with a modified design like improved gun turrets resulting in an increased fire range with 2.5 degrees more elevation (16 degrees).