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Sister ships: HANNOVER, POMMERN, SCHLESIEN, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN
Notes: The last of the German "pre-DREADNOUGHTS", the DEUTSCHLAND class differed little from the preceding BRAUNSCHWEIG class; the funnels were of different shape, and they had approximately 1" more armor on the belt and turret faces. They were mediocre sea boats. DEUTSCHLAND served as flagship of the High Seas Fleet from 1910 through 1913. Service in World War I with her four sister ships as the 2nd Squadron. DEUTSCHLAND was present at the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916; due to circumstances, took little part in the action. Due to obsolescence, the entire DEUTSCHLAND class was removed from the High Seas Fleet in late 1916. DEUTSCHLAND was completely disarmed at this time. From May, 1917, DEUTSCHLAND served as a barracks ship at Wilhelmshaven. DEUTSCHLAND was stricken in January, 1920, and broken up through 1922. Her bow ornament is now at the Eckenförde Underwater Weapons School, while her ship's bell is in the Mausoleum of Prince Heinrich, Hemmelmark.