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Old 07-22-2013, 08:16 AM
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Hi:

In 2012, I visited the Deutsches Historisches Muesum in Berlin, and I can't remember which is the ship model in the picture. As far as I can remember, it was commissioned in WWI.

I thought it was the SMS Nassau but no, this one has two aft turrets. Nor is the Deutschand, this one has a single funnel and the Deutschland had three.

Yes, the tired guy in the picture is me.

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Old 07-22-2013, 12:07 PM
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Hard to tell from that angle, could be a Baden class battleship as shown in this picture:
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...=2259#imgdii=_
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:12 PM
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You mean the Baden, a Bayern-class battleship?

Maybe it is the same.

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Old 07-22-2013, 12:57 PM
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Default RE: Help in identifying a German warship!

The class has been called both, depending on the source used.
It is also possible that the model is of a Derfflinger or Hindenburg class battlecruiser. The only heavy ships I can find with four twin turrets arranged in superfiring position are the Derfflinger, Lutzow, Baden, Bayern and Hindenburg.

Upon further research, I found that the model appears to be the battlecruiser SMS Hindenburg after finding this picture that shows the same bridge and forward turret structure as the model
http://www.worldwar1.co.uk/battlecruiser/hindenburg.jpg
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I'm in agreement with Hydro Junkie. This ship appears to be the SMS Hindenburg. I was studying various pictures on the internet, comparing mains and side mounts. I found one picture that matches the number of sidemount gun locations and the foredeck perfectly.
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