German Ships Involved

Cruisers

Scharnhorst

Admiral Hipper (Hipper Class)
General Details
Nationality German
Type Heavy Cruiser
Builder Blohm & Voss
Laid down 6 Jul 1935
Launched 6 February 1937
Commissioned 29 April 1939
Fate Scuttled 3 May 1945 at Deutsche Werke, Kiel
Scrapped 1948-49
Displacement
Design 12,000 tons
Maximum 19,042 tons
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) N/A
Lenght (Overall) 195 m (639.7')
Beam 21.2 m (69.7')
Draft 4.7 m (15.5')
Armament
Main Battery 203 mm (8 x 8")/55 cal SK C/34 Krupp-made in 4 twin turrets
2 forward 2 aft
Secondary Battery 105 mm (12 x 4.1")/65 cal SKC/33 in 6 twin turrets
3 port 3 starboard
AA 12 x 37 mm/83 cal SK C/30 in 6 twin turrets
6 x 20 mm/65 cal MG C/30
Torpedoes 533 mm (12 x 21") in 4 triple tubes above water
Radars
Fire Control
Aircraft
Fixed Wing 4 sea planes
1 catapult amidships
Armour
Side 80 mm (3.2") angled 12 degrees
Deck 50 mm (2") sloped portion of armor deck
30 mm (1.2") armor deck
additional 12-20 mm (0.5"-0.8") on main deck
Turrets 50mm-150mm (2"-6") face
Barbettes N/A
Conning Tower 150 mm (6")
Propulsion
Boilers 12 La Mont or Schulz high pressure water tube boilers
Turbines Blohm & Voss geared turbines
Shafts 3
Horsepower 132,000
Endurance 7,600 NM at 12 knts
6,750 NM at 15 knts
5,500 NM at 18 knts
2,050 NM at 32 knts
Speed 32 knots
Oil Bunkerage 4,250 tons
Complement
Usual 830-1,600