Carl Edward Krause, a seaman in the German Imperial Navy, compiled an illustrious photo album during the years 1910-1911 while he was stationed aboard the SMS Gneisenau, World War I, armored cruiser that was launched in 1906. After several more service cruises, this ship was scuttled and sunk in action during a battle near the Falkland Islands in 1914. The highlights illustrated within these photos document the ship’s 1910-1911 far east cruise.
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.