The Derfflinger class was a class of three battlecruisers of the German
Imperial Navy. The ships were ordered for the 1912 to 1913 Naval
Building Program of the German Imperial Navy as a reply to the Royal
Navy's three new Lion-class battlecruisers. The Derfflinger class ships
were larger and slightly slower than their predecessors, and had a
larger primary armament. The class comprised three ships: Derfflinger
(pictured), Lützow, and Hindenburg. All three saw active service with
the High Seas Fleet during World War I. Derfflinger was commissioned
shortly after the outbreak of war, and was present at most of the naval
actions in the North Sea, including the battles of Dogger Bank and
Jutland. Lützow was commissioned in August 1915, and only participated
in the raid on Yarmouth before being sunk at Jutland. Hindenburg,
commissioned in May 1917, saw no major action. Derfflinger and
Hindenburg were interned at Scapa Flow following the armistice in
November 1918. Rear Admiral Ludwig von Reuter, who was in command of the
interned High Seas Fleet, ordered the ships to be scuttled in an attempt
to prevent their possible seizure by the Royal Navy.
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