SMS Bismarck (1877)

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Career (German Empire)
Name: SMS Bismarck
Builder: Norddeutsche Schiffbau, Kiel
Laid down: 1875
Launched: 25 July 1877
Completed: 27 August 1878
Decommissioned: 21 September 1891
Fate: Scrapped, 1920
General characteristics
Class & type: Bismarck-class corvette
Displacement: 3,332 t (3,279 long tons)
Length: 82.5 m (270 ft 8 in)
Beam: 13.7 m (44 ft 11 in)
Draught: 6.18 m (20 ft 3 in)
Installed power: 2,500 ihp (1,900 kW)
4 boilers
Propulsion: 1 shaft
1 × 3-cylinder marine steam engine
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Range: 1,940 nmi (3,590 km; 2,230 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 404
Armament: 16 × 15 cm (5.9 in) guns

SMS Bismarck was a Bismarck-class corvette built for the German Imperial Navy (Kaiserliche Marine) in the late 1870s.

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  • Gardiner, Robert; Chesneau, Roger; Kolesnik, Eugene M., eds. (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships: 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-133-5. 
  • Gröner, Erich (1990). German Warships: 1815–1945. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-790-9. OCLC 22101769.