BOOK REVIEW: The German Battleship SMS Posen


By Marsden Samuel and Gary Staff 

Another impressive work of scholarship and art from the prolific Polish naval history publisher Kagero. Again, complete with 3D illustrations and a detailed “lift out” general arrangement drawing and an excellent historical summary.

The Posen, commissioned in 1910, was Germany’s first “Dreadnaught” battleship. She was a significant step in the massive arms race that led to the First World War. A very modern ship, she incorporated considerable thought and was a tribute to the art and science of naval architecture and shipbuilding as it then existed. The detailed design, that is evident in the GA drawing, is impressively revealing.

The amount of research that Kagero puts into these beautifully presented publications is amazing. They present excellent value for money.

Available from Kagero Publishing, Lublin, Poland.


Neil Baird

Co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Baird Maritime and Work Boat World magazine, Neil has travelled the length and breadth of this planet in over 40 years in the business. He knows the global work boat industry better than anyone.