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KRIEGSMARINE BATTLESHIPS
(Schlachtschiffe)

Kriegsmarine Battleships
The battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in Kiel during the Spring of 1939.

The battleships of the Kriegsmarine, the German Navy in World War II.

Scharnhorst Class
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Commd. Fate
Scharnhorst Kriegsmarinewerft,
Wilhelmshaven
15.06.1935 03.10.1936 07.01.1939 Sunk after battle off North Cape 26.12.1943
Gneisenau Deutsche Werke,
Kiel
06.05.1935 08.12.1936 21.05.1938 Decommissioned 01.07.1942
Scuttled in Gotenhafen 27.03.1945
Bismarck Class
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Commd. Fate
Bismarck Blohm & Voss,
Hamburg
01.07.1936 14.02.1939 24.08.1940 Sunk after battle in the North Atlantic 27.05.1941
Tirpitz Kriegsmarinewerft,
Wilhelmshaven
01.11.1936 01.04.1939 25.02.1941 Bombed and sunk in Tromsø, Norway 12.11.1944
H Class
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Commd. Fate
H Blohm & Voss,
Hamburg
15.07.1939 - (Planned for 1943) Scrapped on slip
J AG Weser,
Bremen
15.08.1939 - (Planned for 1943) Scrapped on slip
K AG Weser,
Bremen
- - - Canceled before construction began
L Kriegsmarinewerft,
Wilhelmshaven
- - - Canceled before construction began
M Blohm & Voss,
Hamburg
- - - Canceled before construction began
N Deutsche Werke,
Kiel
- - - Canceled before construction began

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