SMS Cöln

DescriptionOn 28 August 1914 at the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the German light cruiser was hit several times by British battlecruisers' main guns but managed to escape in the haze. She inadvertently turned back toward them and was quickly disabled when battle resumed. Her crew abandoned her as she capsized and sank but German vessels did not search the area for three days. One of her 367 men survived.
Nationaliy of ShipGermany
Lives Lost366
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War One
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