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SMS Goeben was the second of two Moltke-class battlecruisers of the Imperial German Navy,
launched in 1911 and named after the German Franco-Prussian War
veteran General August Karl von Goeben.
Along with her sister ship, Goeben was similar to the previous German
battlecruiser design, Von der Tann, but larger, with increased armor protection
and two more main guns in an additional turret. Goeben and Moltke
were significantly larger and better armored than the comparable British Indefatigable class.
Several months after her
commissioning in 1912, Goeben, with the light cruiser Breslau, formed the German Mediterranean
Division and patrolled there during the Balkan Wars. After the outbreak of World War I
on 28 July 1914, Goeben and Breslau bombarded French positions in
North Africa and then evaded British naval forces in the Mediterranean and
reached Constantinople. The
two ships were transferred to the Ottoman Empire on 16 August 1914, and Goeben
became the flagship of the Ottoman Navy as Yavuz
Sultan Selim, usually shortened to Yavuz. By bombarding
Russian facilities in the Black Sea, she brought Turkey into World War I on the
German side. The ship operated primarily against Russian forces in the Black
Sea during the war, including several inconclusive engagements with Russian battleships.
She made a sortie into the Aegean in January 1918 that resulted in the Battle of Imbros, where Yavuz sank a pair
of British monitors but was herself badly damaged by mines.
In 1936 she was officially renamed TCG
Yavuz ("Ship of the Turkish Republic Yavuz"); she
carried the remains of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
in 1938. Yavuz remained the flagship of the Turkish Navy until she was decommissioned in
1950. She was scrapped in 1973, after the West German government declined an invitation
to buy her back from Turkey. She was the last surviving ship built by the
Imperial German Navy, and the longest-serving dreadnought-type ship in any navy.(More on Wiki HERE)