SMS Baden

For the earlier ironclad warship, see SMS Baden (1880).

Baden, with her main battery trained to port


German Empire

SMS Baden



Laid down:
20 December 1913

30 October 1915

14 March 1917


Beached in Gutter Sound, Scapa Flow, 21 June 1919
Sunk as target 16 August 1921

General characteristics

Class and type:
Bayern-class battleship

32,200 t (31,700 long tons)

180 m (590 ft 7 in)

30 m (98 ft 5 in)

9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)

Installed power:
34,521 shaft horsepower (25,742 kW)

3 × Schichau steam turbines, three shafts

21 kn (39 km/h; 24 mph)

5,000 nmi (9,300 km; 5,800 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)


42 officers
1,129 enlisted men


8 × 38 cm (15 in) guns
16 × 15 cm (5.9 in) guns
2 × 8.8 cm (3.5 in) guns
5 × 60 cm (24 in) torpedo tubes


Belt: 170 to 350 mm (6.7 to 13.8 in)
Deck: 60 to 100 mm (2.4 to 3.9 in)
Turrets: 350 mm

SMS Baden[a] was a Bayern-class dreadnought battleship of the German Imperial Navy built during World War I. Launched in October 1915 and completed in March 1917, she was the last battleship completed for use in the war; two of her sisters—Sachsen and Württemberg—were incomplete when the war ended. The ship mounted eight 38-centimeter (15 in) guns in four twin turrets, displaced 32,200 metric tons (31,700 long tons; 35,500 short tons) at full combat load, and had a top speed of 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph). Along with her sister Bayern, Baden was the largest and most powerfully armed battleship built by the Imperial Navy.
Upon commissioning into the High Seas Fleet, Baden was made the fleet flagship, replacing Friedrich der Grosse. Baden saw little action during her short career; the only major sortie in April 1918 ended without any combat. Following the German collapse in November 1918, Baden was interned with the majority of the High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow by the British Royal Navy. On 21 June 1919, Rear Admiral Ludwig von Reuter ordered the scuttling of the fleet. However, British sailors in the harbor managed to board Baden and beach her to prevent her sinking. The ship was refloated, thoroughly examined, and eventually sunk in extens

Tiziana Lauri

Miss Lauri as Medora in Le Corsaire pas de deux.

Tiziana Lauri (born 25 December 1959) is a retired Italian Ballerina.
Daughter of star dancers Guido Lauri and Anna Maria Paganini,[1][2] she followed in her parents’s footsteps[3] (although against their will) by training with Attilia Radice at the Rome Opera. She entered the school at age 13, without having taken any previous dance classes, and after just three years she joined the company becoming a Soloist at the age of 18 years.[4][5]
A very versatile, gifted and impetuously talented artist,[6][7][8][9] she danced a wide range of Ballerina roles[10][11][12][13][14] from Kitri in Don Quixote to Balanchine’s Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux and at the Rome Opera Ballet (where she stayed all career, from 1978 until 2011,[15] while guesting elsewhere in Italy[16]) she worked with a variety of personalities[17][18] such as Rudolf Nureyev, André Prokovsky, Maya Plisetskaya, Ekaterina Maximova, Vladimir Vasiliev, Patrick Dupond and many others.
Gold medal at Carlo Blasis 1981 competition in Turin and a recipient of various prizes (Apollon Musagète 1986, Golden Perseus 1987, Michelangelo’s David 1988, Talenti dello Spettacolo Internazionale 1989, Berlin’s Golden Bear and Cup 1990) she appeared on Italian TV[19] as a performer but also as an anchorwoman.
In 1987 American review Dance Magazine wrote about her unusual kinship with cousins Raffaele, Alfonso, Augusto and Fabrizio Paganini – famed dancers too – and with two paternal aunts, a paternal uncle and a maternal aunt and uncle that were all Rome Opera Ballet dancers of the older generation. Her genealogical tree also includes grandfather Eliseo Paganini, a world-champion athlete, and very famous opera singer Giulio Neri, her uncle.
Since 2013 her off-stage partner is former ballet teacher Fabio Grossi.
Video recordings[edit]

Quell’antico amore, TV mini-series (1981)
Rideau Lake, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (1987)
La Voce Umana, pièce of dance and drama (2003)


^ A. Colotta, Tiziana Lauri, rivelazione d’una protagonista’ – L’AVVENIRE (January 7, 1987).
^ Guido Lauri: “La danza per me è una preghiera, una missione… dobbiamo essere sacerdoti di questa passione!”, V. Clemente’s interview IL GIORNALE DELLA DANZA (February 2, 2011).
^ H. Koegler & A. Testa, Dizionario Gremese della danza e del balletto 2011 ( ‘Lauri, Guido’ pag. 306 ).
^ V. Ottolenghi, Triste esame per dieci fatine con coroncina – PAESE SERA (July 31, 1977).
^ G. Tani, Il