Battleship “Kronprinz” served with Kaiser German Navy, WWI period. She belonged to the “König” class ships. “Kronprinz” was commissioned 8.11.1914 and entered the 3rd Squadron of Open See Fleet (Hochseeflotte). The battleship took part in many actions against the British Navy and fought in Battle of Jutland (May 31 – June 1, 1916). She was the 4th ship in the battle line and had no hits. On November 5, 1916 “Kronprinz” survived a direct torpedo hit fired by the British submarine J-1. On March 5, 1917, she was involved in a collision at sea with her sister ship – the “Grosser Kurfürst”. After repair “Kronprinz” took part in Moonsund operation at Baltic Sea against Russian Navy in September-October 1917. On June 15, 1918, the ship was renamed as “Kronprinz Wilhelm”. After the armistice was signed, the “Kronprinz Wilhelm” was interned by alliances at Scapa Flow, where the crew sank her on June 21, 1919.