Sinking of SMS Grosser Kurfürst, 1878

The Ironclad Turret Ship SMS Grosser Kurfurst, or “Great Elector" was commissioned on May 6, 1878, just in time to participate in the Imperial German Navy’s summer training cruise. That cruise would prove disastrous for both the ship and the Navy.

May 31, 2023 | 16:25 | Lance Geiger

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