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KMS Nürnberg

The German light cruiser KMS Nurnberg at sea in late 1935.

The Leipzig class was a class of two light cruisers of the German Kriegsmarine; the class comprised Leipzig, the lead ship, and Nürnberg, which was built to a slightly modified design. The ships were improvements over the preceding Königsberg-class cruisers, being slightly larger, with a more efficient arrangement of the main battery and improved armor protection. Leipzig was built between 1928 and 1931, and Nürnberg followed between 1934 and 1935.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Light Cruiser
  • Service Period: 1931-194X
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 595 feet (181.36 meters)
    • Beam: 53 feet (16.15 meters)
    • Draft: 18.8 feet (5.73 meters)
    • Displacement: 7,930 tons (Standard); 8,900 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 534 (Leipzig); 673 (Nürnberg)
  • Propulsion: 2 steam turbines, 4 diesel engines
  • Range: 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometers) at 10 knots (18.52 km/h)
  • Speed: 32 knots (59.26 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 9 × 15cm/60-caliber SK C/25 naval guns (3x3)
    • 8 × 8.8cm/76-caliber SK C/32 anti-aircraft guns (8x1)
    • 8 × 3.7cm/83-caliber SK C/30 anti-aircraft guns (4x2)
    • 8 × 2cm/65-caliber C/30 anti-aircraft guns (8x1)
    • 12 × 533mm (21") torpedo tubes
    • 120 mines
  • Armour:
    • Belt armor: 2-inches (50.8 mm)
    • Deck: 1.2-inches (30.5 mm)
    • Conning tower: 3.9-inches (99.1 mm)
    • Turrets: 3.1-inches (79 mm)
    • Barbettes: 2.4-inches (61 mm)

Unit RunEdit

  • KMS Leipzig
  • KMS Nürnberg
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