Vintage postcard with motif S.M.S Erzherzog Karl (Arch Duke Karl ) with marines on board the vessel and a smaller boat, embarking.
Sent as New Year’s postcard from Pola to Hamburg, Germany, 1912. Fine condition.
For most of World War I, Erzherzog Karl remained in her home port of Pula, in present-day Croatia, except for four engagements. In 1914, she formed part of the Austro-Hungarian flotilla sent to protect the escape of the German ships SMS Goeben and SMS Breslau from the British-held Mediterranean.
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