Germany – Postcard – S.M.S. Gefion
This is a colorized postcard of the S.M.S. Gefion. She was an unprotected cruiser commissioned in 1895. She often sailed as an escort to Kaiser Wilhelm II’s royal yacht the S.M.Y. Hohenzollern. She was sent to China and participated in action during the Boxer Rebellion. During WW I she was used as a barracks ship.
The postcard was mailed in 1898 and is in excellent condition.