German Ships Involved

Cruisers

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Prinz Eugen (Hipper Class)
General Details
Nationality German
Type Heavy Cruiser
Builder Germaniawerft, Kiel. Germany
Laid down 23 April 1936
Launched 22 August 1938
Commissioned 1 August 1940
Fate Sunk Summer 1946 (Kwajalein-Atoll)
Cost 104,5 Mio Reichsmark
Commanders Helmuth Brinkmann 1 August 1940 - 31 July 1942
Neubauer 25 June 1942 - 30 June 1942
Beck 1 July 1942 - 8 October 1942
Hans-Erich Voss 9 October 1942 - 28 Febrary 1943
Werner Ehrhardt 29 February 1943 - 5 January 1944
Hans-Jürgen Reinicke 6 January 1944 - 7 May 1945
A.H. Graubart (USN) 1945 - 1946
Dimensions
Size (max.) 18400 t
Lenght (waterline)  
Lenght (total) 212,5 m
Beam 21,8 m
Draft 7,2 m
Crew 1600
Armament
20,3cm SK (8") 8
10.5 cm L/65 C/33 12
4 cm Flak 17
2 cm MG L/64 28
53,3 cm Torpedoes 12
Aircraft
Arado Ar 196 3
Armour
Deck 12-50 mm
Belt 70-80 mm
Command Tower 50 - 150 mm
Turrets 70 - 105 mm
Engines
Shafts 3
Turbines 3
Type Germania
Performance
Total Performance 136000 shp
Speed 33,5 kn
Range 7200 miles at 20 kn