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Re: German Far Eastern Fleets
it was a permanent FAR EaST FLEET with replacements as required which did a " tour" every year founded 1st oct 1884 4 ships, as west africa squadron, followed by East Africa and East Asia, 5 may 1898 the cruiser squadron arrived at KIAU-CHAU. there were also Australian and American stations, this from "the Kaisers pirates" by John Walter! there is a lot more detail but not really a cruise list.i do not know of any book on the prewar activities, just bits about individual ships.
: I think the most significant deployment may
: have been the four Brandenburg-class
: battleships sent in response to the Boxer
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: Are there sources available in German or
: English concerning the chronology of the
: various visits of the German Navy before the
: doomed voyage of the 1914 fleet? In
: particular, was there a group of German
: ships in the Pacific Ocean other than the
: two German dreadnoughts and a protected
: cruiser visiting Chile in December of 1913?