SMS Stein

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Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2008-0176, Segelschiff "SMS Stein".jpg
Stein at anchor
Career (German Empire)
Name: SMS Stein
Namesake: Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein
Builder: Vulcan AG, Stettin
Laid down: 1878
Launched: 14 September 1879
Completed: 3 October 1880
Fate: Sold for scrap, 1920
General characteristics
Class and type: Bismarck-class corvette
Displacement: 3,089 t (3,040 long tons)
Length: 82 m (269 ft 0 in)
Beam: 13.7 m (44 ft 11 in)
Draught: 6.3 m (20 ft 8 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: 452 (including trainees)
Armament: 14 × 15 cm (5.9 in) guns
2 × 88 mm (3.5 in) quick-firing guns
6 × 37 mm (1.5 in) 5-barreled guns

SMS Stein was a Bismarck-class corvette built for the German Imperial Navy (Kaiserliche Marine) in the late 1870s. The ship was named after the Prussian statesman Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein.

References[edit]

  • 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.