Date Added: 17 May 2019
During the construction of the ship in a bottle, the hull made of soft Abachi wood was dismantled into four parts. All the superstructures were only gradually put on the three decks in the bottle. The same applies to the two masts, most of whose rigging consists of broom bristles. Only the bracing between the two masts and the stage to the bow are made of thin sewing thread. The ship rests on a stand made of cattle bone in the bottle to show the three ship's propellers made of tacks. The painting was done in acrylic paint. A television contribution over the emergence of the ship is to be seen under https://www.tvmainfranken.de/mediathek/video/wie-kommt-das-schiff-in-die-flasche-buddelschiffbauer-matthias-schultz/
The S.M.S. KAISERIN AUGUSTA was a protected cruiser of the Imperial Navy. It has remained a single ship, the construction of at times considered sister ships was omitted. Named after the wife of Kaiser Wilhelm I, who died in 1890, the ship was only an intermediate step to the armoured cruiser. The ship was powered by triple expansion engines with coal-fired cylinder boilers. It was the first German three-screwed ship of the Imperial Navy. The keel was laid in 1890 at the Germania shipyard in Kiel. She was christened on 15 January 1892 by the captain of the sea, Prince Heinrich of Prussia, one of the grandsons of the deceased Empress. The propulsion, however, was judged unsatisfactory by her, since from a speed of approx. 18 knots violent vibrations occurred due to the unbalanced engines and the ship was notorious in naval circles as a "Cocktail Shaker". The ship was decommissioned in 1902. Although outdated, the ship in reserve was modernised between 1903 and 1905. In the First World War still used as an artillery training ship, the KAISERIN AUGUSTA was finally scrapped in 1920.