German Ships Involved

Cruisers

Scharnhorst

Scharnhorst (Scharnhorst Class)
General Details
Nationality German
Type Battleship
Builder Wilhemshaven Navy Yard
Laid down Jun.30/34
Relaid Jun.15/35
Launched Oct.3/36
Commissioned Dec.7/39
Fate Sunk in action with HMS Duke Of York Dec.26/43
Displacement
Design 35,540 tons
Maximum 38,100 tons
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 741.5' (226m)
Lenght (Overall) 753.9 (230m)
770.7' (235m) (after installation of clipper bows 1939)
Beam 98.5 (30m)
Draft 24.5' (7.47m)
Armament
Main Battery 9 x 11.1" (283mm)/54.5 cal SK LC/28 Krupp-Made in 3 Dreh C/34 triple turrets. 2 forward 1 aft
Secondary Battery 12 x 5.9" (150mm)/55 cal SKC/28 in 4 Dreh LC/34 twin turrets & 4 MPL C/35 single turrets
14 x 4.1" (105mm)/65 cal SKC/33 in 7 x 8.8 Dopp LC/31 twin turrets
AA 16 x 37mm/83 cal SK C/30 in 8 dopp LC/30 twin turrets
10 x 20mm/65 cal MG C/38
Radars
Fire Control FuMO 22 later replaced by FuMO 27 (from 1942)
FuMB 1 (from September 1943)
FuMB 3
FuMB 4
FuMB 7
Aircraft
Fixed Wing 3
2 catapults
Armour
Side 12.59" (320mm) (often incorrectly stated as 13.4" (340mm) ) over 70%
tapering to 6.69" (170mm) at bottom
Deck 1.9" (48.3mm) main deck
5.9" (150mm) third armoured deck
Forward Transverse Bulkhead 5.9" (150mm)
Turrets 14.1" (358mm) face
7.5" (190.5mm) sides
Barbettes 13.8" (350mm)
Conning Tower 8.6" (218mm) sides
Propulsion
Boilers 12 Wagner three drum type
Temperature 450 degrees C
Turbines Brown-Boveri geared turbines
Shafts 3
Horsepower 166,000
Endurance 9,020 NM at 15 knots
2,210 NM at 32 knots
Speed 32 knots
Oil Bunkerage 6,200 tons
Complement
Design 1258
Usual 1629
Maximum Wartime 1850