The Kormoran-class heavy cruisers were a pair of cruisers, classified as Panzerschiffe ("armored ships") by the Kriegsmarine. The ships were improved versions of the preceding Deutschland-class cruisers, authorized by Adolf Hitler in 1933. They were intended to counter a new French naval construction program.

These are the D-class cruisers that were cancelled in OTL.

Specifications[edit | edit source]

  • Type: Panzerschiffe
  • Service Period: 1937-194X
  • Characteristics:
    • Length (Overall): 750 feet (228.6 meters)
    • Length (Waterline): 738 feet (224.94 meters)
    • Beam: 84 feet (25.6 meters)
    • Draft: 28 feet (8.53 meters)
    • Displacement: 22,400 tons (Standard)
  • Crew: 1,500
  • Propulsion: 3 × Blohm & Voss steam turbines, 3 × three-blade propellers, 125,000 shp (93,000 kW)
  • Range: 5,800 nautical miles (10,742 kilometers) at 19 knots (35.19 km/h)
  • Speed: 29.5 knots (54.63 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 6 × 28cm/52-caliber SK C/28 naval guns (2×3)
    • 8 × 15cm/55-caliber SK C/28 dual purpose naval guns (4x2)
    • 8 × 10.5cm/63-caliber SK C/33 anti-aircraft guns (4x2)
  • Armour:
    • Belt: 220mm (8.66-inches)
    • Deck: 80mm (3.15-inches)
    • Conning Tower: 305mm (12-inches)

Unit Run[edit | edit source]

  • KMS Kormoran
  • KMS Atlantis
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