SMS Karlsruhe

DescriptionEn route to attack shipping lanes to Barbados on 4 November 1914 a spontaneous internal explosion destroyed the ship and killed most of the crew. The survivors used one of Karlsruhe's colliers to return to Germany in December 1914. Of the 373 aboard 140 survived.
Nationaliy of ShipGermany
Lives Lost233
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War One
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