WW1 Swagger stick


SMS Kaiserin Augusta in 1893 Career ( German Empire ) Name: Kaiserin Augusta Builder: Germania , Kiel Laid down: 1890 Launched: January 1892 Commissioned: 1893 Fate: scrapped 1920 General characteristics Class and type: unique Displacement: 6050t Length: 404 ft (123 m) Beam: 51 ft (16 m) Draught: 24 ft (7.3 m) Propulsion: 12,000 ihp,triple expansion engine, three shafts Speed: 21.5 knots (40 km/h) Complement: 436 Armor: 2.75 in (7.0 cm) on deck

This stick was left to me in a strong box with other war items.

Note left with stick says it was from the ship that I have included information about.

Stick is 24 1/2 inches long.

SMS Kaiserin Augusta was a unique design of protected cruiser , built for the German Kaiserliche Marine before the turn of the 20th century.

The ship was launched in January 1892 by the Germania yard at Kiel . She was the first ship of the German navy to have three propellers. [1 ] Originally armed with four 4.9-inch (120 mm) and eight 4.1 inch guns, this was revised four years after launching. Armamant altered again before World War One .

In 1893 Kaiserin Augusta and Seeadler visited New York City. During that cruise Kaiserin Augusta had to tow the Seeadler into New York Harbor, as the latter ran out of coal. In 1895 the ship was part of a squadron consisting of SMS
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