||Because of problems with the boilers, the trials had to be stopped.
||Next trials after repairs.
||Boiler problems cause another stop of the trials.
||Gazelle is finally commissioned and attached to the 1st Squadron.
||Voyage to Spain and Portugal.
||Autumn exercises of the Hochseeflotte.
||Sent to the Westindies.
||Operations off the Venezuelan coast.
captures the Venezuelanian cruiser Restaurador
, the ship is put under German command.
is towed by the cruisers to Trinidad for repairs.
is commissioned and used for blokade operations.
||The captured cruiser is given back to Venezuela.
||Further operation of the Gazelle near the Venezuelean coast.
|31.03 - 14.06.1903:
||Repairs at Newport News.
||The cruiser returns to Germany.
||Refits, new boilers are installed.
||Recommissioned as part of coastal defence forces in the Baltic Sea.
||Operations in the eastern Baltic Sea, attack on the lighthouse at Steinort.
||Repairs in Danzig because of engine problems.
||Operations in the eastern Baltic Sea.
||After a mine hit, the Gazelle
loses all props. Towed to Swinemünde by the torpedo boats G132
||Because of the high repair costs, the Gazelle is decommissioned.
||Used as a mine hulk in Danzig, Cuxhaven and Wilhelmshaven.
||Stricken from fleet lists and scrapped in Wilhelmshaven.