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|Career (German Empire)|
|Builder:||AG Weser, Bremen|
|Launched:||20 August 1906|
|Commissioned:||19 March 1907|
|Fate:||Broken up 1928|
|Class and type:||Nautilus class|
2345t full load
|Length:||315ft 7in (96.2m) waterline|
331ft (100.9m) overall
|Beam:||36ft 9in (11.2m)|
|Draught:||14ft 5in (4.4m)|
|Propulsion:||2-shaft VTE, 4 Navy boilers, 6,600ihp|
|Complement:||201 to 208|
|Armament:||Eight 3.45in (8.8cm) SKL/45 guns|
Nautilus was equipped with eight 3.45 in (8.8 cm) SK L/45 guns.[Note 2] The guns fired 22lb shells at a muzzle velocity of 2133 feet per second. The guns could elevate to 25 degrees, for a maximum range of 10,500 yards. The ship also carried 200 mines.
- ^ "SMS" stands for "Seiner Majestät Schiff", or "His Majesty's Ship" in German.
- ^ In Imperial German Navy gun nomenclature, "SK" (Schnelladekanone) denotes that the gun is quick loading, while the L/45 denotes the length of the gun. In this case, the L/45 gun is 45 calibers, meaning that the gun is 45 times long as it is in diameter.
- Gardiner, Robert; Gray, Randal, eds (1984). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships: 1906-1922. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0870219073.