A postcard featuring German battlecruiser Von Der Tann

Naval history buffs, of course, will recognise the name from the unique battlecruiser that carried the general’s name. The fastest battlewagon in the world when she was commissoned, the 21,000 ton SMS Von Der Tann was mauled at Jutland and later scrapped at Scapa Flow in 1919. Her construction sparked the growth of the evolutionary dead end Invincible-class battlecruisers and similar vessels.

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