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Siege of Tsingtau, 1914-9-2 to 1914-11-7

Main sources: (1242), (1243), (1244), (1245)(1246)(1247)

German Forces

Ostasiengeschwader

Was on East Pacific tour on beginning of the war
Große Kreuzer
Scharnhorst, Gneisenau

SMS Scharnhorst (SMS Scharnhorst Class), SMS Scharnhorst (SMS Scharnhorst Class) (1/1250)
Leichte Kreuzer
Nürnberg, Leipzig, Dresden

SMS Leipzig (Bremen class) (1/1250), SMS Emden 1908/14 (Dresden class), SMS Nürnberg 1914 (Stuttgart class), SMS Nürnberg 1908 (Stuttgart class) (1/1250), SMS Emden (Dresden class), SMS Dresden (Dresden class)
Detachment Indian Ocean
Emden, AMC Prinz Eitel Friedrich, AMC Cormoran II (s.u.)

SMS Emden 1908/14 (Dresden class), SMS Emden (Dresden class), SMS Prinz Eitel Friedrich 1914 (1/1250)
Gunboats
Vaterland and Otter were cruising on the upper Yangtze, Jaguar on the lower Yangtze, Tsingtau on the West River (above Canton). Luchs was at Shanghai, S90 at Chifu.

SMS Vaterland / Li-Sui / Pekin (Tsingtau class) (1/1250), SMS Otter / Li-Tsieh (SMS Otter 1910) (1/1250), SMS Luchs (Iltis class) (1/1250), SMS Iltis 1898 (Iltis class) (1/1250), SMS Otter 1910 (SMS Otter 1910)

Defense of Tsingtau

kuk Kaiserin Elisabeth
Protected Cruiser

SMS Kaiser Franz Josef I (kuk) 1892 (Kaiser Franz Josef I class)
S 90
T-Boat

SMS S90 1899 (Großes Torpedoboot 1898), Chien Kang / IJN Yamasemi / Hai Sui (Yu Chang class), Similar type SMS V150/155 (Großes Torpedoboot 1906), SMS Sleipner ex S97 (Großes Torpedoboot 1898) (1/1250)
Gunboats
Iltis, Jaguar, Tiger, Luchs Only Jaguar in full service - the others equipped their weapons to the AMC


SMS Iltis 1898 (Iltis class) (1/1250), SMS Luchs (Iltis class) (1/1250)
Cormoran
Im Trockendock, ausser Dienst gestellt

SMS Geier (Bussard cruiser class) (1/1250), SMS Bussard 1892 (Geier) (Bussard cruiser class)
Cormoran
gekaperter russischer Dampfer Ryazan als Hilfskreuzer Cormoran mit der Mannschaft des leichten Kreuzers Cormoran. Ab 27.8. zum Kreuzergeschwader(226)
Minenleger
Tsingtau, ex-tug 582ts, 43,4m. Laid 3 mine barrages. 29.9.1914 sunk. She was raised and repaired by the japanese and served as salvage tug under different names : 191x Shirogame, 1933 Sanogawa Maru, 193x Sanogawa Maru No. 2 and 193x Hakuun Maru until May 30, 1945 when she sunk definitely by mine at Kataka (225)(226)
Seebatterien
Mobile infantery attached artillery secion
Landbatterien
5 redoubts, searchlights, wall, ditch, barbed wire
Iltis Hill battery: two 10.5 cm., six old (Chinese) 12 cm. guns, searchlights
Moltke Hill battery: two 10.5 cm. guns, searchlights
12 open gun pits sheltered twenty-two 3.7 cm., twenty-two 9 cm. and six old (Chinese) 12 cm. guns
2 Rumpler Taube airplanes, 1 kite-balloon, 1 meteorological balloon
Vermessungsschiffe
Planet, Peilbiite III, IV(1248)

Allied Forces

1st Fleet (Direct Attack)

1st Flottilla (Only in the beginning)

Battleships
Kongo, Hiei

Kirishima (Kongo Class), Kongo 1914 (Kongo Class)
Cruiser
Kurama, Tsukuba

Ibuki 1909 (1/1250),
Kit candidate: Kobo-Hiryu Tsukuba 1/700

3rd Flottilla

Battleships
Aki, Settsu, Kawachi

Aki (Satsuma class) (1/1250), Settsu (Kawachi class) (1/1250),
Kit candidate: Pitroad Waveline Resin Settsu, Kawachi, Settsu 1940 (Kawachi class)

5th Flottilla

Cruiser
Yahagi, Hirado, Niitake

Hirado 1912 (Chikuma class 1912) (1/1250), Tsushima 1904 (Niitaka class), Tsushima 1911 (Niitaka class) (1/1250)

1st Destroyer Flottilla

2nd Fleet (Seaside Fire Support, Transports Protection)

2nd Flottilla

Battleships
Suwo ex Pobieda, Iwami ex Orel, Tango ex Poltawa, Okinoshima ex General Admiral Apraksin, Mishima ex Admiral Senjavin

Peresvet 1898 (Peresvet class), Iwami ex Oryol (Borodino class), Knyaz Suvorov 1904 (Borodino class), Poltava (Poltava class) (1/1250), Tango 1905 ex Poltawa (Poltava class), Mishima ex Admiral Senyavin (Admiral Ushakov class), General Admiral Graf Apraksin / Okinoshima (Admiral Ushakov class) (1/1250)

4th Flottilla

Cruiser
Iwate, Yakumo, Tokiwa

Iwate (Izumo class cruiser), Iwate (Izumo class cruiser), Yakumo, Asama 1899 (Asama class), Tokiwa (Asama class)

6th Flottilla

Cruiser
Chitose, Akitsushima, Chiyoda

Kasagi 1898 (Kasagi class), Akitsushima 1899, Chiyoda 1890 (Chiyoda 1890)

2nd Destroyer Flottilla

Destroyer division, T-Boat division
16 destroyers
Minesweepers

Seaplane detachment

Seaplane tender
Wakamiya. Flew the first air raid of history

Wakamiya

3rd Fleet (no action?)

Protected Cruiser
Tsushima, Yodo, Mogami

Tsushima 1904 (Niitaka class), Tsushima 1911 (Niitaka class) (1/1250), Yodo 1912 (Yodo class) (1/1250), Yodo 1908 (Yodo class), Mogami 1908 (Yodo class)
Gunboats
Uji, Saga(1249)

Similar type Chiang Yuan (Kiang Yuan class)

British Detachment

Battleship
Triumph

HMS Triumph ex Libertad (Swiftsure class (Chile)) (1/1250), HMS Triumph ex Libertad (Swiftsure class (Chile))
Destroyer
Varying patrols of 1-3 destroyers. Usk, Kenneth (River class)
destroyer Kenneth damaged by S90 and coastal battery

Similar type SMS S90 1899 (Großes Torpedoboot 1898)
Hospital Ship

Unknown assignment

Protected Cruiser
Takachiho † by S90

Naniwa 1885 (Naniwa class)
Destroyer
Shirotaye († by Jaguar 2.9.14), Yamashiko (no ship with this name in the IJN), Usugomo, Destroyer Division (5ships), T-Boat Division (3ships)(1249)

Similar type Harusame (1903) (Harusame 1903 class), Murakumo (Murakumo class), Kagero 1902 (Murakumo class) (1/1250)
Cruiser
Tone, Akashi
Dupleix
early phase

Dupleix 1903


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References

References
(225) http://uboat.net/forums/read.php?23,75017,75054#msg-75054
(226)a b Gröner, Jung, Maass: Kriegsschiffe 1815-1945, Bernard & Graefe Verlag Koblenz 1985
(1242) Harald Pöcher, Japan in the First World War, 2015
(1243) Übersetzung von Pocher in http://www.oemz-online.at/display/ENSPACE/Japan+in+the+First+World+War
(1244) Wilhelm M.Donko, Japan im Krieg gegen Österreich-Ungarn 1914-18, Berlin 2014, ISBN 978-3-8442-7856-9
(1245) Tsingtao Campaign by Colin Denis, Japan in the Great War: Diplomacy & Internal Politics, archived on web.archive.org/web/20030503151056/http://www.gwpda.org/naval/tsingtao.htm
(1246) http://weaponsandwarfare.com/2017/06/18/japanese-maritime-blockade-tsingtau-1914/
(1247) http://www.tsingtau.info/index.html?schiffe/schiffe.htm
(1248) http://www.tsingtau.info
(1249)a b http://www.cgsc.edu/CARL/nafziger/914JIAA.PDF , based on Kampf der Kaiserlichen in den deutschen Kolonien, E. Mittler und Sohn, Berlin, 1935


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