SMS Oldenburg was a Helgoland class Dreadnought battleship of the
Marine. Her keel was laid
down on 1 March 1909 at the Schichau-Werft shipyards in Danzig.
Oldenburg launched on 30 June 1910 and was
commissioned on 1 May
World War I, Oldenburg took
part in various fleet actions in both the Baltic Sea and the North
Sea, as part of the I Battle Squadron.
Oldenburg, along with the other
three ships of her class, participated in the Battle of
Jutland in 1916.
During the battle,
fired fifty-three shells, and received one hit
from a secondary battle. The ship's crew suffered 22 casualties
during the battle, with 8 killed and 14 wounded.
end of World War I, all four Helgoland class battleships
were surrendered as prizes of war to
the Allies, with
Oldenburg going to the Empire of Japan. She was scrapped
at Dordrecht in 1921.
- Alfred G. Nagel: "Oldenburg". Drei
Kriegsschiffs-Generationen, Hamburg 1913.
- Fritz-Otto Busch: Diesmal
wurde es ernst: Linienschiff "OLDENBURG", München 1954
(SOS. Schicksale deutscher Schiffe, Vol.