SMS Hagen (1893)

Hagen, c.1901, after her modernization. Photo from volume 27 of Naval Institute Proceedings.

Nation
Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
1891
Launched
1893
Commissioned
1894
Decommissioned
1915
AD/BC
AD
History

SMS Hagen was the sixth, and final, Siegfried-class coastal defense ship. She was laid down in 1891, and completed in 1894, undergoing modernization in 1898-1900. Hagen mounted three 240mm (9.4") guns, eight 88mm (3.5") guns, and four 350mm (13.8") torpedo tubes. During her modernization, she received two additional 88mm guns, and her torpedo tubes were replaced with three 450mm (18") ones. The highlight of her career was sailing to Morocco in 1895 to enforce collection of an indemnity after the murder of two Germans there. She served with the VI Battle Squadron at the outbreak of World War I, but had been relegated to the role of barracks ship by late 1915. Hagen was sold and scrapped in 1919.