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SMS Moltke (1877)

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Name  SMS Moltke
Completed  16 April 1878
Launched  18 October 1877
Weight  3,089 tons
Beam  14 m
Laid down  1875
Construction started  1875
Length  82 m
Draft  6.3 m
Builder  Kaiserliche Werft Danzig
SMS Moltke (1877) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Namesake  Field Marshal Helmuth von Moltke the Elder
Fate  Sold for scrap, 7 July 1920
Class and type  Bismarck-class corvette

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SMS Moltke was a Bismarck-class corvette built for the German Imperial Navy (Kaiserliche Marine) in the late 1870s. The ship was named after Prussian Field Marshal Helmuth von Moltke the Elder and served as training vessel for cadets and midshipmen and made numerous voyages abroad.

On 28 October 1911, Moltke was renamed Acheron. A new battlecruiser had been commissioned on 30 September 1911 to carry the distinguished name Moltke in the Imperial Navy. Acheron was reclassified and converted to serve as hulk for U-boat crews at the Kiel naval base. The hulk Acheron was broken up in 1920.

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