German Ships Involved

Cruisers

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Admiral Scheer (Deutschland Class)
General Details
Nationality German
Type Panzer ship/Reclassified as heavy cruiser 15.02.1940
Builder Reichsmarinewerft, Wilhelmshaven. Germany
Laid down 25 June 1931
Launched 1 April 1933
Commissioned 12 November 1934
Fate Sunk by bombs 9-10 April 1945 (Kiel)
Cost 90 Mio Reichsmark
Commanders Wilhelm Marschall November 1934 - September 1936
Otto Ciliax September 1936 - October 1938
Hans-Heinrich Wurmbach October 1938 - 24 October 1939
Theodor Kranke 25 October 1939 - 12 June 1941
W. Meendsen-Bohlken 13 June 1941 - 1 November 1942
Gruber 1 November 1942 - February 1943
Richard Rothe-Roth February 1943 - April 1944
Ernst-Ludwig Thienemann April 1944 - April 1945
Dimensions
Size (max.) 15423 t
Lenght (waterline) 181,7 m
Lenght (total) 186,0 m (187,9 m)
Beam 21,34 m
Draft 7,25 m
Crew 1001-1150
Armament
28 cm L/52 C/28 (11") 6
15 cm L/55 C28 8
8,8cm L/75 C/32 6
3,7 cm L/83 8
2 cm MG L/64 8 (28)
53,3 cm Torpedoes 8
Aircraft
Arado Ar 196 2
Armour
Deck 40 mm (max)
Belt 80mm (max)
Command Tower 150 mm
Turrets 140 mm (max)
Engines
Shafts 2
Engines 8
Type MAN 9-cyl. diesel
Performance
Total Performance 52050 shp
Speed 28,3 kn
Range 17460 miles at 15 kn