SMS Kaiser was the lead ship of her class of battleships of the Imperial
German Navy. The ship was built by the Imperial Dockyard at Kiel,
launched on 22 March 1911, and commissioned in August 1912 with ten
30.5-centimeter (12.0 in) guns and a top speed of 23.4 knots
(43.3 km/h; 26.9 mph). Kaiser was assigned to the Third Squadron of
the High Seas Fleet for the majority of World War I. The ship
participated in most of the major fleet operations of the war, including
the Battle of Jutland on 31 May – 1 June 1916, where she was hit
once, suffering negligible damage. The ship was also present during
Operation Albion in the Baltic Sea in September and October 1917, and at
the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight in November 1917. After the war
she was interned with other ships of the High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow
in Scotland. In June 1919 the commander of the interned fleet, Rear
Admiral Ludwig von Reuter, ordered the fleet to be scuttled to ensure
that the British would not be able to seize the ships. Kaiser's wreck
was raised in 1929 and broken up in Rosyth in 1930.
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