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De Agostini Warships DAKS18
Koenig-class Battleship Diecast Model
Kaiserliche Marine, SMS Koenig, 1914

1:1250 Scale   Length   Width
Koenig-class Battleship   5.5"   1"

SMS Koenig was the first of four Koenig-class dreadnought battleships of the Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. Koenig was named in honor of King William II of Wurttemberg. Laid down in October 1911, the ship was launched on 1 March 1913. Final construction on Koenig was completed shortly after the outbreak of World War I; she was commissioned into the High Seas Fleet on 9 August 1914.

Along with her three sister ships, Grosser Kurfurst, Markgraf, and Kronprinz, Koenig took part in most of the fleet actions during the war. As the leading ship in the German line on 31 May 1916 in the Battle of Jutland, Koenig was heavily engaged by several British battleships and suffered ten large-caliber shell hits. In October 1917, she forced the Russian pre-dreadnought battleship Slava to scuttle herself in the Battle of Moon Sound, which followed Germany's successful Operation Albion.

Koenig was interned, along with the majority of the High Seas Fleet, at Scapa Flow in November 1918 following the Armistice. On 21 June 1919, Rear Admiral Ludwig von Reuter gave the order to scuttle the fleet, including Koenig, while the British guard ships were out of the harbor on exercises. Unlike most of the scuttled ships, Koenig was never raised for scrapping; the wreck is still on the bottom of the bay.

Koenig-class Battleship

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De Agostini Warships

The De Agostini "Warships" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of Warships in 1:1250 scale.

De Agostini "Warships" diecast models feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Display stand with printed ship name.

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