On 27 December, the ship received a flag bearing the coat of arms of Brandenburg, which was flown on special occasions. [32] In the end, the operation cost the German government more than 100 million marks. The ships conducted a naval review for his visit in the Putziger Wiek. Sea trials began four days later; on the first day of trials, Wilhelm II and a delegation from the Brandenburg provincial government came aboard the ship to observe. During the First World War Heireddin Barbarossa was sunk by the British submarine E 11, in the Sea of Marmara (8 August 1915), while the Torgud Reis survived the war, becoming a school hulk in 1928 and only being broken up in 1956. Before the end of the year, V Squadron was once again transferred to the Baltic. 8 August 1915 sunk by British submarine E11. These exercises tested the ships in heavy weather; both vessels performed admirably. Brandenburg served with I Division during the first decade of her service with the fleet. The fleet then transited the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal and continued the maneuvers in the North Sea. She rounded out her armament with six L30 quick-firing guns mounted in casemates. [2], The ship was protected with compound armor. SMS Brandenburg - German Brandenburg-class battleship. W�rth 10,228 ihp = 16.9 Brandenburg was scrapped in Danzig, after the war, in 1920. Admiral von Monts was the first naval officer appointed by the recently crowned Kai… [16], After the Brandenburg-class ships emerged from their refit in 1905, they rejoined the active fleet. They could be set at two speeds for different ranges. In May, more fleet maneuvers were carried out in the western Baltic, and they were concluded by a visit of the fleet to Kirkwall in Orkney. Unusual for a ship of this time in having a powerful main armament of 6 heavy guns and a weaker than normal secondary armament. SMS Weissenburg, one of two of the class sold to the Ottoman Empire in 1910, both of which were the better armoured [36], At the outbreak of World War I in August 1914, Brandenburg was reactivated and assigned to V Squadron, which was initially tasked with coastal defense duties in the North Sea. She was ordered as battleship D,[5] and was laid down at the Kaiserliche Werft Wilhelmshaven in 1890. He initially planned to launch a major amphibious assault on Windau, but a shortage of transports forced a revision of the plan. The Brandenburg-class battleships carried six large-caliber guns in three twin turrets, as opposed to four guns in two turrets. OpenCms - The OpenSource Content Management System. Near the end of the war, Brandenburg was taken back to Danzig, where work began to convert her into a target ship, but the war ended before the reconstruction was completed. On 21 August, the ship joined II Division, though a reorganization of the fleet saw the ship transferred to I Division, along with her three sister ships. [12], The ships of the Brandenburg-class were assigned to the I Division of the I Battle Squadron upon their commissioning,[13] along with the four older Sachsen-class armored frigates, though by 1901–2, the Sachsens were replaced by the new Kaiser Friedrich III-class battleships. [5] These guns fired 13.8 kg (30.4 lb) at a muzzle velocity of 590 mps (1,936 fps). 1919 Scrapped in Danzig. Her crew numbered 38 officers and 530 enlisted men. These new tactics stressed accurate gunnery, especially at longer ranges, though the necessities of the line-ahead formation led to a great deal of rigidity in the tactics. These artillery pieces were only of 280 mm whereas 305 mm was the norm in most battleships of the time, however most pre-dreadnoughts only had four of them (six for the Brandenburg).