German Battleship SMS Posen

Gary Staff, Marsden Samuel

Date Published :
September 2017
Publisher :
Series :
Super Drawings in 3D
Illustration :
120 profiles
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788365437532
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The last ship of the first class of German “Dreadnought” battleships was Ersatz Baden/Posen. The keel for Posen was laid on 11 June 1907 at the Germania Dockyard in Kiel and launching followed on 12 December 1908. The President of the Prussian province of Posen, von Waldow, gave the christening speech and the christening was performed by Fürstin (Princess) Johanna von Radolin. Posen was named after the Prussian Province from 1772 to 1919, and today is known as Poznan province in Poland. On 28 April 1910 Posen was transferred from her construction yard to Kiel Imperial Dockyard and on 31 May was commissioned for the first time. The first pre-trials began on 18 July 1910.

About The Author

Gary Staff is a former airline pilot but he has been fascinated with naval history, and specifically with the Imperial German Navy (Kaiserlischmarine) for decades. He has visited archives in Britain, Germany and elsewhere to study, and often translate for the first time, official documents relating to this subject. His previous books for Pen & Sword are The Battle for the Baltic Islands 1917; Battle on the Seven Seas and German Battlecruisers of World War One. He lives in Australia.


“This is an ideal book for the model-maker wishing to scratch-build the ship, or for the armchair historian.”

- Scale Military Modeller International

“A great expanding range of books which I highly recommend.”

- Military Modelling

“This is a neat book and highly recommended to ship modelers and marine history enthusiasts.”

- AMPS Indianapolis

“As we’ve come to know what to expect from this series I can’t really say much more, other than if you’re a maritime fan you really should have them all in your reference library. Very highly recommended.”

- Britmodeller

“Modellers will find this invaluable regardless of which approach is taken to replicating Posen or her class-mates, with more than sufficient minutiae covered to satisfy the most ardent detailer.”

- Airfix Model World

“3D drawings should come in handy not only for superdetailing your model, but also as nice source of information for those who would like to know more about ship they are building or plan to build.”


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