The German East Asia Squadron was a German Kaiserliche Marine (naval) cruiser squadron which operated mainly in the Pacific Ocean between the 1870s and 1914. The German Empire is the name commonly used in English to describe Germany from 1871 to 1918 when it was a semi- Constitutional monarchy: beginning with the Unification The Kaiserliche Marine or Imperial Navy was the German Navy created by the formation of the German Empire. A cruiser is a large type of Warship, which had its prime period from the late 19th century to the end of the Cold War. A squadron is a small unit or formation of Cavalry, armour, Aircraft (including Balloons) or Warships Army The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth 's Oceanic divisions Events and Trends Technology The invention of the prototype telephone by Alexander G Year 1914 ( MCMXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year
The squadron initially had no base. This changed with Germany's annexation of Kiautschou in China on 14 November 1897, through a cruiser squadron led by Rear Admiral Otto von Diederichs, and the subsequent colonisation of this territory. The Jiaozhou Bay ( was a German colonial concession which existed from 1898 to 1914 China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National Events 1533 - Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca Year 1897 ( MDCCCXCVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common This article is about a type of political territory For other uses see Colony (disambiguation. A German naval base was then built at the fishing village of Tsingtao (now Qingdao).
Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the East Asia Squadron — under the command of Vice Admiral Count Spee — was outnumbered by Allied navies in the region. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Year 1914 ( MCMXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Vice Admiral is a naval rank equivalent to Lieutenant General in seniority Maximilian Graf (Count von Spee ( 22 June 1861 - 8 December 1914) was a German Admiral, born in Copenhagen Spee was especially wary of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Royal Australian Navy — in fact he described the latter's flagship, the battlecruiser HMAS Australia as being superior to his entire force by itself. For Combined Fleet, please see that article For Carrier Striking Task Force, please see that article The Royal Australian Navy ( RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force. Battlecruisers were large Warships in the first half of the 20th century that were first introduced by the British Royal Navy. Construction and acquisition Australia was laid down by John Brown and Company of Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland on 26 June 1910 Therefore the German squadron, consisting of the armored cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and the light cruisers Nürnberg, Leipzig and Dresden headed towards the eastern Pacific, except for the light cruiser Emden, which was to engage in a raiding campaign in the Indian Ocean. The armored cruiser, or armoured cruiser (see spelling differences) is a type of Cruiser, a naval warship. This article is about the World War I Armored cruiser Scharnhorst for the World War II Battlecruiser of the same name see German This article is about the WWI armoured cruiser 'Gneisenau' for other ships of this name see Gneisenau. SMS Leipzig was a Light cruiser, of the ''Bremen'' class commissioned in 1906 into the German Imperial Navy. Service history At the outbreak of the war in 1914 the Dresden was preparing for the return journey to Germany A light cruiser is a Warship. The term is a shortening of the phrase "light Armoured cruiser " describing a small ship that carried armour in the same way SMS Emden may refer to one of the following ships of the German Kaiserliche Marine and named after the town of Emden on the Ems River: The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's Oceanic divisions covering about 20% of the water on the Earth 's surface The Emden met its end in combat with HMAS Sydney after a prolonged struggle.
The main body of the squadron engaged the British West Indies Squadron on 1 November 1914 at the Battle of Coronel, sinking HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth. Events 996 - Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk Bishop of Freising which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi Year 1914 ( MCMXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The World War I naval Battle of Coronel took place on 1 November 1914 off the coast of central Chile near the city of Coronel Service She went into the Reserve Fleet in 1913 but following the mobilisation just before the outbreak of the First World War, she joined the 6th Cruiser Squadron It was while attempting to return home via the Atlantic that the squadron was destroyed on 8 December 1914 in the Battle of the Falkland Islands by a superior British force of battlecruisers and cruisers . Events 1609 - Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room the second public library of Europe. Year 1914 ( MCMXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The Battle of the Falkland Islands was a British naval victory over the Imperial German Navy on 8 December 1914 during the First World War
The four small gunboats of the East Asia Squadron that had been left at Tsingtao were scuttled by their crews just prior to the capture of the base by Japan in September 1914.
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