German Blitz-class small cruiser at sea in about 1914
One of the two ships of this class, seen in about 1914. BLITZ (1882-1921) served as a coastal patrol vessel in 1914 and as a tender thereafter. PFEIL (1882-1922) was a tender, possibly largely in harbor service, from 1904 to 1919.
Courtesy of Master Sergeant Donald L.R. Shake, USAF, 1981.
Naval History and Heritage Command