The “König” class battleships were famous vessels of the Kaiser German Navy of WWI period. Totally four sisterships: “König”, “Großer Kurfürst”, “Markgraf” and “Kronprinz” were commissioned in 1914-1915. During the Battle of Jutland (May 31, 1916), they formed the 3d Squadron of the German High Seas Fleet and damaged many British ships. In 1917 they participated in actions against the Russian Navy in Moonsund. After the armistice was signed “König” class battleships with all other German Navy ships were interned at Scapa Flow, where crews scuttled them on June 21, 1919, thereby denying the British their spoils of war.