Talk:SMS Kaiser Wilhelm II

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File:S.M. Linienschiff Kaiser Wilhelm II - restoration, borderless.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:S.M. Linienschiff Kaiser Wilhelm II - restoration, borderless.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on February 16, 2016. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2016-02-16. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:11, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

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SMS Kaiser Wilhelm II

SMS Kaiser Wilhelm II was the second ship of the Kaiser Friedrich III class of pre-dreadnought battleships. Commissioned into the German fleet in 1902, she was armed with a main battery of four 24-centimeter (9.4 in) guns and powered by triple expansion engines. Initially the flagship, she was replaced by the SMS Deutschland in 1906 and decommissioned. With the outbreak of World War I in August 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm II was brought back into active duty as a coastal defense ship, but was withdrawn in February 1915. The ship was stricken from the navy list in 1918 and sold for scrap in the early 1920s.

Lithograph: Hugo Graf; restoration: Adam Cuerden
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Commissioned[edit]

The lead (+the image of the day item above) and the text (+ the infobox) have different commissioning dates (1902 vs 1900). Perhaps somebody with a source can verify which is the right one.No longer a penguin (talk) 12:35, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Good catch - no clue where the 4 February 1902 date came from. Parsecboy (talk) 13:03, 16 February 2016 (UTC)