The Rivers class ocean liner SS Lahn, was built at Glasgow by the Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company for the Norddeutscher Lloyd shipping company. Starting in 1888, she sailed between Bremen and New York as an express liner.
She sailed for the Far East as part of the Third Pacific Squadron, but only got as far as Aalbeck Bay, south of Skagen, before her poor condition caused Admiral Nyebogatoff to send her back to Libava (Reference “Tsushima Japan’s Trafalgar,” pages 218-219).
The photo above is a crude version of the Rus in 1/6000 scale, converted from a Figurehead Otranto. The lump aft is intended to represent a Parseval-Sigsfeld being prepared for ascent.
Figurehead 1/6000 scale ships from the WW1 Turkish navy pack.
Yavuz was the German grosse kreuzer Goeben. Midilli was the German lichte kreuzer Breslau. Barbarossa (Heireddin Barbarossa) was the German linienschiff Kurfurst Friedrich Wilhelm. Torgud Reis was the German linienschiff Weissenburg. Medjidieh was a US-built protected cruiser. Hamidieh (originally Abdul Hamid) was a British-built protected cruiser. Destroyer Squadron 1 consisted of German S165 class destoyers. Destroyer Squadron 2 consisted of French Durandal class destoyers. English spellings are from Conway’s All the Worlds Fighting Ships 1906-1921.
S.M.S. Kronprinz Erzherzog Rudolf was a ‘turreted ironclad’ (Turmschiffe) commissioned in 1889, and in Austro-Hungarian service on and off until around February 1918. The main armament was three 305 mm guns mounted individually in barbettes.
The Foudre was a French seaplane carrier, converted from an 1896 torpedo boat tender in 1911. This 1/6000 scale model is an approximation based on photos. Also shown is a German Navy dirigible and a generic game marker for a deployed seaplane (or other scouting aircraft). The seaplane is oversize for 1/6000, but is as small as I was able to carve.