Lot 10487

A photograph album of a sailor on the "SMS Strassburg", period of military service 1912-15

Orders & Military Collectibles until 1918 | O91m | Online auction | 543 Lots


The beautifully captioned album with a total of approx. 110 photographs in various formats. Period of service of a sailor on His Majesty’s Vessel Strassburg between 1912 and 1915 with travel record, description of ports, photographs and picture postcards, among them portraits, rare photographs of German hydroplanes, airship hangar for Zeppelins in Riga at the Baltic Sea, document of crossing-the-line ceremony, group pictures, overseas beauties, submarines in Flanders/Belgium. Album half leather, the front inscribed with period of military service 1912-15, dimensions 24 x 33 x 5 cm.Sailor Josef Roder was a radio operator (FT-Gast) on the vessel. The light cruiser SMS Strassburg was a war ship of the Imperial German Navy. On 8 December 1913, SMS Strassburg was assigned to Counter Admiral Hubert von Rebeur-Paschwitz. Together with the battleships "Kaiser" and "König Albert", she started out on a journey to the South Atlantic on 9 December, travelling via Togoland (29 – 31 December), Cameroon (2 – 15 January 1914), German South-West Africa (21 – 28 January) and St. Helena to Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, sailing past Cape Horn to Valparaíso (3 to 11 April) in Chile and again to Brazil. After numerous deployments during World War I, she was handed over to Italy. The former SMS Strassburg (now called by its Italian name Taranto) was finally sunk on 23 September 1944 during an air raid on La Spezia.

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The auction starts on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 10001 - 10547. The pre-sale view will take place from 26 - 29 Jan. 2022 in our auction rooms at Bretonischer Ring 3 in 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich from 11 am to 5 pm (CET).