S.M.S. Gneisenau Voyages

Carl Edward Krause, a seaman in the Imperial German Navy, compiled an illustrious photo album during the years 1910-1911 while he was stationed aboard the S.M.S. Gneisenau, the German armored cruiser, that was sunk later in a battle near the Falkland Islands in 1914. The highlights illustrated within these photos document the ship’s far east cruises. 

Some of these photos contain wartime subject matter. This collection is copyrighted by the owner and intended for personal use only, not for commercial profit.

Other Resources:

Yet Another S.M.S. Gneisenau Photo Collection on theFrankes.com website (contains many different photos)



Rickard, J (22 August 2007), SMS Gneisenau http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_SMS_Gneisenau.html
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3 thoughts on “S.M.S. Gneisenau Voyages

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    Scharnhorst photographed from sister Gneisenau during Operation Berlin, their commerce raiding cruise in the North Atlantic, February 1941 – many photos of both on this board. Initially very similar, after modifications during 1939 – 40 they were easy to tell apart as Scharnhorst’s mainmast was shipped further aft.

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    Gneisenau during her final voyage, Operation Cerberus, the famous Channel Dash back to Germany from the French Atlantic coast in February 1942 made together with sister Scharnhorst and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen. Mined en route, she was terminally damaged by RAF bombing at the end of the month whilst in dry dock for repair.

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