The German heavy cruiser KMS Admiral Hipper on trials, view from starboard. The near vertical bow was late 1939, begin 1940 rebuilt to the "Atlantic bow".

The Admiral Hipper-class was a group of five heavy cruisers built by the German Kriegsmarine in the mid-1930s. The class comprised Admiral Hipper (the lead ship), Blücher, Prinz Eugen, Seydlitz, and Lützow.

Specifications[edit | edit source]

  • Type: Heavy Cruiser
  • Service Period: 1939-194X
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 665 feet 4 inches (202.79 meters)
    • Beam: 69 feet 11 inches (21.31 meters)
    • Draft: 24 feet (7.32 meters)
    • Displacement: 17,824.37 tons (Standard); 20,392.76 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 1,382 (42 officers and 1,340 enlisted)
  • Propulsion: 3 × Blohm & Voss steam turbines, 3 × three-blade propellers, 132,000 shp (98 MW)
  • Range: 6,800 nautical miles (12,594 kilometers) at 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Speed: 32 knots (59.26 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 8 x 20.3cm/60-caliber SK C/34 naval guns
    • 10 x 10.5cm/65-caliber SK C/34 dual purpose naval guns
    • 12 x 3.7cm/83-caliber SK C/33 anti-aircraft guns
    • 8 x 2cm/65-caliber SK C/30 anti-aircraft guns
    • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes
  • Armour:
    • Belt: 70 to 80 mm (2.8 to 3.1 in)
    • Armor deck: 20 to 50 mm (0.79 to 2.0 in)
    • Turret faces: 105 mm (4.1 in)

Unit Run[edit | edit source]

  • KMS Admiral Hipper
  • KMS Blücher
  • KMS Prinz Eugen
  • KMS Seydlitz
  • KMS Lützow
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