Battleship S. M. S. Friedrich der Große was one of the most modern battleships as WW I began. She was one of the four-ship “Kaiser” Class. The S. M. S. Friedrich der Große was assigned to Battleship Squadron Nr 3. She participated with her sister battleships at the May/June 1916 Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak). She was scuttled at Scapa Flow with the bulk of the German fleet, rather than surrender them to the allies. The postcard depicts the ship steaming at sea in profile. Some trailing ships appear behind her. The postcard was never mailed.