One of Germany's 16 federated states , Hamburg is surrounded by Schleswig-Holstein to the north and Lower Saxony to the south. The official name reflects Hamburg's history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League and a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire. Before the Unification of Germany , it was a fully sovereign city state , and before formed a civic republic headed constitutionally by a class of hereditary grand burghers or Hanseaten. Beset by disasters such as the Great Fire of Hamburg , North Sea flood of and military conflicts including World War II bombing raids , the city has managed to recover and emerge wealthier after each catastrophe. Hamburg is Europe's third largest port , after Rotterdam and Antwerp.
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SMS Hessen [a] was the third of five pre-dreadnought battleships of the Braunschweig class. She was laid down in , was launched in September , and was commissioned into the German Kaiserliche Marine Imperial Navy in September Hessen ' s peacetime career centered on squadron and fleet exercises and training cruises. She was involved in two accidental collisions, with a Danish steamship in and a German torpedo boat in Hessen was slated to be withdrawn from service in August , but the start of World War I in July interrupted that plan and she remained in service with the High Seas Fleet. She performed a variety of roles in the first two years, serving as a guard ship at the mouth of the Elbe , patrolling the Danish straits , and supporting attacks on the British coast, including the raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby in December and the Bombardment of Yarmouth and Lowestoft in April The following month, Hessen was present at the Battle of Jutland , the largest naval battle of the war.
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