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SMS Albatross (1871)

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SMS Albatros (IZ 1872-109 n HPenner).jpg
Etching of SMS Albatross by H.Penner
German Empire
Name: SMS Albatross
Namesake: albatross
Builder: Kaiserliche Werft Danzig
Launched: 11 March 1871
Commissioned: 23 December 1871
Struck: 9 January 1899
Fate: foundered in storm, March 1906
General characteristics
Displacement: 786 tonnes (774 long tons)
Length: 56.95 metres (186 ft 10 in) o/a
Beam: 8.32 metres (27 ft 4 in)
Draught: 3.62–3.75 metres (11 ft 11 in–12 ft 4 in)
Propulsion: 2 steam engines with 491 indicated horsepower (366 kW)
Sail plan: 710 square metres (7,600 sq ft)
Speed: 10.5 knots (19.4 km/h; 12.1 mph)
Range: 1,270 nautical miles (2,350 km; 1,460 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 5 officers, 98 men

SMS Albatross was a gunboat of the Imperial German Navy launched and commissioned in 1871. SMS <i>Nautilus</i> soon followed as her sister ship. She served as a gunboat overseas until she became a survey vessel in 1888. Struck from the list on 9 January 1899, she was sold and used as a collier until she foundered in a storm in March 1906.

Albatross sometime in the 1880s
Albatross sometime in the 1880s


  • Erich Gröner, Panzerschiffe, Linienschiffe, Schlachtschiffe, Flugzeugträger, Kreuzer, Kanonenboote = Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe, 1815-1945 Vol.I, Bernard & Graefe, 1982, ISBN 3-7637-4800-8, p. 162
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