German Battleship Helgoland
Detailed in the Original Builders' Plans
This book is the latest in a series based entirely on original draughts which depict famous warships in an unprecedented degree of detail. Using the latest scanning technology to make digital copies of the highest quality, it reproduces complete sets in full color, with many close-ups and enlargements that make every aspect clear and comprehensible. The result is a novel form of anatomy that will be a revelation to any warship enthusiast. SMS Helgoland, launched in 1909, was the name-ship of the second class of dreadnoughts designed by the Germans. She was a big advance over the earlier Westfalen class, having 12-inch guns that matched those of her British opponents. She served in the High Seas Fleet throughout the war, fought at Jutland, and was ceded to Britain as part of the peace terms.