German Ships Involved

Cruisers

Scharnhorst

Admiral Scheer (Deutschland Class)
General Details
Nationality German
Type Heavy Cruiser
Builder Wilhemshaven Navy Yard
Laid down 25 June 1931
Launched 1 April 1933
Commissioned 12 November 1934
Fate Bombed & capsized 9 April 1945 while under refit at Deutsche Werke, Kiel
Scrapped 1947
Displacement
Design 13,447 tons
Maximum 15,440 tons
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 181.7 m (596.2')
Lenght (Overall) 187.8 m (616.46') after 1940/41 refit
Beam 21.39 m (70.2')
Draft 5.8 m (19.06') light
7.25 m (23.8') full load
Armament
Main Battery 6 x 283 mm (11.1")/52 cal SK C/28 Krupp-Made in 2 Dreh C/28 triple turrets
1 forward 1 aft
Secondary Battery 8 x 150 mm (5.9")/55 cal SK C/28 in 8 MPL C/28 single turrets
4 port 4 starboard
6 x 105 mm (4.1")/65 cal SKC/33 in 3 Dopp L C/31 twin turrets (Graf Spee only)
AA 6 x 88 mm/76 cal SK C/32 in 3 Dopp L C/31 twin turrets
8 x 37 mm/83 cal SK C/30 in 4 dopp LC/30 twin turrets
10 x 20 mm/65 cal MG C/30 in ten single mounts
an extra 20 added to 1945
Radars
Fire Control
Aircraft
Fixed Wing 2 Arado AR 196
1 catapult
Armour
Side 3.14" (80 mm) Wh outward sloped at 14° from the vertical spaced in front of a 40 mm (1.57") Wh plate parallel to it sloped 50 mm (1.96") Wh belt on bow vertical 40 mm (1.57") Wh belt on stern
Deck 40 mm1.57" (1.57") Wh deck with a 50 mm Wh forward hull belt (sloped outboard at 14°)
80 mm (3.14") Wh amidships belt
20 mm (0.78") Wh deck with a 40 mm Wh vertical aft upper belt
Turrets 125 mm (4.92") Wh KC n/A face
Barbettes 150 mm (5.9") KC n/A
Conning Tower 140 mm (5.5") KC n/A
Propulsion
Diesels 8 MAN 42/58 M-9-cylinder double-acting two-stroke
w 1 reduction gear
Shafts 2
Horsepower 54,000 shp (design)
52,020 shp (trials)
Endurance 17,460 NM at 15 knts
7,179 NM at 26 knts
Speed 26 knts (design)
28.3 knts (trials)
Lower in service
Complement
Design 635
Usual 926
Maximum Wartime 1100