Germany in 1912: Images 321 to 325

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The "Seebadeanstalt" -- This rich, yet rather silent and severe hotel, cost Mr. Krupp 5 million. He had it built in a single year based on the Emperor's wishes.

Torpedo boats in the Kiel canal. -- The German navy has other destroyer ports, of which Cuxhaven, on the North Sea, is the most important.

The Germania construction sites, in Kiel, specialize in the construction of battleships.

The Kiel Canal has undergone many improvements, such as the duplication of locks and an increase in curve radius for faster navigation.

The Kiel Canal has doubled in size. When it was first dug, ships were sized up at a maximum of 13,000 tonnes. Today its dreadnoughts exceed 24,000 tonnes.


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