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SMS Preußen
also called Armored Ship SMS Preussen

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  1. an armored frigate of the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy), launched in 1873 in Stettin in Germany, the first of three of her class

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  2. The others were SMS Friedrich der Große, launched in 1874 in Kiel, and SMS Großer Kurfürst, launched 1875 in Wilhelmshaven

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  3. They were the first armored ships with gun turrets built in Germany, as the new Imperial Navy sought independence from foreign shipbuilders

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  4. They had initially been planned as casemate ships and were therefore called armored frigates, but even before construction began the design was changed to have the main guns mounted in turrets

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  5. Hence they were reclassified as Panzerschiffe (armored ships)

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