Order of Battle
Battle off Östergarn
02 July 1915
Contributed by Tony DiGiulian

German Forces

Minelayer Group
   Kommodore von Karp

Augsburg (F)
Albatross   Fregattenkapitän West

Cruiser Force

Roon   Fregattenkapitän Gygas
Lübeck   Fregattenkapitän Halm

19th Half-Flotille Torpedoboats
4 torpedoboats

Destroyer Flotilla
   Korvettenkapitän Wieting

G135 (F)
S141   Oberleutnant zur See von Prittwitz und Gaffron
S142   Kapitänleutnant Menche

Covering Forces
   Kontreadmiral Hopman

Prinz Adalbert   Kapitän zur See Michelsen
Prinz Heinrich

Gunnery Note

Roon fired 110 21 cm HE shells and four 15 cm HE shells.  It is not known how much the other ships fired.

Damage Note

Albatross was badly damaged by six 8-inch and twenty 6-inch shell hits, with four duds being found after the battle.  One officer and twenty-seven crewmen were killed and four officers and fifty-one men wounded.  She was beached in Swedish waters where she and her crew were interned until the winter of 1918 when they returned to Germany.
Roon suffered damage to her wireless antenna from a 8-inch shell from Bayan.  Repairs were made shortly after the battle.
Prinz Adalbert was torpedoed by E19 killing two petty officers and eight crewmen.  Prinz Adalbert was badly damaged but was able to travel 295 miles, including 240 miles going backwards, to Kiel for repairs.

Russian Forces

Baltic Fleet

1st Cruiser Brigade
   Rear Admiral Bakhirev

Admiral Makarov (F)
Bayan   Captain 1st Rank Vejs
Rurik   Captain 1st Rank A.M. Pyshnov
Novik   Captain 2nd Rank Berens




E19 (British) Commander Horton

Covering Force Battleships


Gunnery Note

The Russians fired approximately 3,000 rounds during the battle.  Admiral Makarov had about ninety 8-inch and half her 6-inch shells remaining at the end of the fighting.

Damage Note

Admiral Makarov was hit by one 8.8 cm shell from Albatross which did slight damage and wounded one crewman.
Bayan was hit by one 21 cm shell from Roon on the hull side and mine deck damaging the amidships area.  Two men were slightly wounded.
Rurik was hit by ten 10.5 cm shells from Lübeck which damaged the deck, funnels and officer's cabins.  Fumes from the bursters caused a temporary evacuation of one of the 10-inch turrets.  A salvo landing close off the bow threw so much water on deck that the rangefinder apparatus on the command bridge was damaged.  Roon made a further hit on Rurik with a 21 cm shell which damaged the aft conning tower and destroyed the adjoining superstructure.

Source:  "Battle on the Seven Seas:  German Cruiser Battles 1914 - 1918" by Gary Staff

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