SMS Kaiser Franz Joseph I

SMS Kaiser Franz Joseph I

SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I was a protected cruiser of the Austro-Hungarian Navy, the lead ship of the Kaiser Franz Josef class. Named in honor of the Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria-Hungary, the cruiser and its sister ship, Kaiserin Elisabeth, were built as a reply to the Italian cruisers Giovanni Bausan (1883) and Etna (1885).

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SMS Kaiser Franz Joseph I - Service History
... Although Kaiser Franz Josef I burned enormous amounts of coal, in 1914 she could still steam at a very fair speed ... At the outbreak of the First World War, Kaiser Franz Josef I was serving with the 2nd Cruiser Division ... defeat and dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Kaiser Franz Josef I was allocated to France as a war reparation ...

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