The Deutsche Kaisarliche Marine (Navy) takes action 1888-1890

  • Description

A Fleet with several ships takes action on the East African Coast. The ships include the Frigate Leipzig and the cruisers Sophie, Carola, Mowe and Schwalbe.

SMS Schwalbe ostafrika

SMS Schwalbe before Ostafrika 1888 (ref 2)

All sailors  crossing the the Equator for the first time have to go through the Equator Crossing ceremony. Neptune (the guy with the very high striped hat towards the back) leads the ceremony on board SMS Carola.

Equator Crossing Ceremony SMS Carola

Equator Crossing Ceremony on board the SMS Carola  1888 (ref 2)  

 

Bagamojo antique photoGerman sailors of the SMS Carola landing at Bagamoyo (Ref 2)

 

Antique photo Bagamoyo Landungs Corp SMS Mowe before the fort of Bagamoyo (ref 2)

 

Antique photo Bagamoyo

Decorated Soldier trained by Wissmann in front of Bagamoyo fort

 

SMS Carola Local Askari soldiers trained by von Wissman, on-board the SMS Carola (ref 2)

 

Blocade East Africa German sailors checking local dhows

Blockade East Africa 1888-1890 , local vessels being searched by German sailors  (ref 2) 

See also ref 3 page 38

 

Blockade Ostafrika 1888

Blockade East Africa 1888-1890 , local vessels being searched by German sailors  (ref 2) 

 

SMS Carola Ostafrika

German Sailors of  SMS Carola preparing to board a sloop (ref 2)

 

SMS Carola Ostafrika

 Sailors of SMS Carola putting an Ox (fresh meat) into the sloop (ref 2) 

 

SMS Carola Araberaufstand

Sailors of SMS Carola cutting down a Christmas tree (ref 2)

Blockade East Africa 1888-1890 , local vessels being searched by German sailors

References:
  1.  Land und Leute in Deutsch Ost Afrika Wangemann (text); Sturtz (photos) There is a second edition of  1890 and a third of 1894. No copy of the first edition is known: Maybe there is a relation of this first edition with of our set of 50 photos which are higher resolution variants of the Sturtz photos in the Wangemann book.
  2. Erinnerung an die Ostafrikanische Blockade und  meiner Reise an bord SMS Carola 1888-1890 (50 original photos, by naval officer J. Sturz, the album belonged to Emil Voelker and contains his manuscript captions on the photos)
  3. Schwalbe , packende bericht von korvetten-kapitan Hirschberg beschreibt dei einsatz des kruezers Schwalbe während der Niederschlagung der Aufstände in Ostafrika. Am 20. November 1888 legt sein Schiff in Kiel ab, um Ende Januar 1889. Published 1895