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Bismarck-class corvette
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2008-0176, Segelschiff "SMS Stein".jpg
Stein at anchor in 1893
Class overview
Builders: AG Vulcan, Kaiserliche Werft Danzig, and Norddeutsche Schiffbau
Operators:  Kaiserliche Marine
Preceded by: Leipzig class
Succeeded by: Carola class
Built: 1875–1880
In commission: 1878–1910
Completed: 6
Lost: 1
Scrapped: 5
General characteristics
Class & type: Bismarck-class corvette
Displacement: 2,947–3,332 t (2,900–3,279 long tons)
Length: 82.0–82.5 m (269 ft 0 in–270 ft 8 in)
Beam: 13.7 m (44 ft 11 in)
Draught: 6.18–6.3 m (20 ft 3 in–20 ft 8 in)
Installed power: 2,500 ihp (1,900 kW)
4 boilers
Propulsion: 1 shaft
1 × 3-cylinder marine steam engine
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Range: 1,940 nmi (3,590 km; 2,230 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 404
Armament: 10–16 × 15 cm (5.9 in) guns
2 × 88 mm (3.5 in) quick-firing guns
6 × 37 mm (1.5 in) 5-barreled guns

The Bismarck class corvettes were a class of six corvettes built for the German Imperial Navy (Kaiserliche Marine) in the late 1870s.

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References[]

  • Gardiner, Robert; Chesneau, Roger; Kolesnik, Eugene M., eds (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships: 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-133-5. 
  • Gröner, Erich (1990). German Warships: 1815–1945. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-790-9. OCLC 22101769. 

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