SMS Nassau, the first dreadnought battleship of the Imperial German Navy, circa 1909-10
German naval machine gun MG.94 cruiser SMS Emden on Direction Island ,1914.
German Torpedo Boat somewhere near Kiel. 1903.
Prinz Adalbert class was a group of two armored cruisers built for
the German Kaiserliche Marine under the terms of the Second Naval Law.
Two ships of the class were built, Prinz Adalbert and Friedrich Carl,
between 1900 and 1904.
Matrosen Division, Germany 1917
with a Russian Mosin Nagant rifle which has an adapter allowing
it to hold German 1898 bayonet
Launched on 30th March 1912 and commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on the 22nd
May 1913, SMS Seydlitz participated in several naval battles during
World War I including the Battle of Jutland. The vessel was interned in
Scapa Flow with other vessels in the German High Seas Fleet in November
1918 and was scuttled on 21st June 1919.
Hellmuth von Mücke officer aboard the SMS Emden
German sailor of a ‘Seewehr-Abteilung’. The ‘Seewehr’ was the Imperial German Navy’s equivalent to the Army’s Landsturm/Landwehr (militia).
This sailor carries a captured Russian M1891 3-line Mosin Nagant rifle fitted with custom-made muzzle adaptors. These adaptors allowed German bayonets to be attached to the rifle.
Color by Rui Candeias