SMS Kaiserin Augusta🇩🇪 was a unique protected cruiser, built for the German Kaiserliche Marine in the early 1890s.
In early 1893, Kaiserin Augusta and Seeadler conducted a good-will visit to the United States, a belated celebration of the 400th anniversary of Columbus's first voyage across the Atlantic.
Following the outbreak of the Spanish–American War in 1898, the Kaiserin Augusta was ordered to proceed to the Philippines; the ship remained stationed in Asia and participated in the international effort to suppress the Boxer Rebellion in 1900.
Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914, Kaiserin Augusta was reactivated for use as a gunnery training ship, to replace more modern ships that joined the High Seas Fleet.
To facilitate the training of gunners, the ship's armament was diversified.
The ship was formally stricken from the naval register on 1 October 1919 and sold to Norddeutsche Tiefbauges in Berlin, and broken up.