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Arcona

Floating Flak Batterie




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Service Data

In Service: 18 May 1901 to 3 May 1945

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: AG Weser, Bremen
Construction No:
Laid down: 1899
Launched: 10 August 1900
Commissioned: 18 May 1901 / 27 May 1940

Technical Data

Type: Floating Flak Batterie / Schwimmende Flakbatterien
Class: Gazelle-Class

Displacement: 3,180 tons
Length: 104.4 m waterline 105 m overall
Beam: 12.3 m
Draft: 5 m
Propulsion: 2 × 3 cylinder steam engines
Propellers: 2
Speed: 21.5 knots
Range: 4,400 nautical miles at 12 knots
Crew: 274 men and officers
Armament:
4 × 10.5 cm L/45 Flak 45
2 × 4 cm L/56 Flak 28
4 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30 or C/38
Armour Deck 25 mm
Aircraft:
Electronics:
Operators: Kriegsmarine
Variants:

Other: Flak Batteries
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History



Career

18 May 1901
The Arcona floating Flak batterie is commissioned.

27 May 1940
The Arcona floating Flak batterie is recommissioned

3 May 1945
The Arcona floating Flak batterie is scuttled.

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Sources

German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
ISBN-10: 0851775330

German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
ISBN-10: 155750301X

German warships of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0668040378

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