German
Cruiser
Lineage

(Updated August 2016)

Builder's Acronyms:

B&V Ham: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
KMW, Wil: Kriegsmarinewerft, Wilhelmshaven
DWK: Deutsche Werke Kiel

Large Cruiser Lineage

Ship Name

Class

Builder

Ordered

Laid Down

Launched

COMM

DECOM

Notes

Deutschland
(later Lützow)

Deutschland

Deutsche Werke, Kiel

Oct. 1928

5. Feb. 1929

19. May. 1931

1. Apr. 1933



Admiral Scheer

Deutschland

Kriegsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven

17. Jul. 1931

25. Jun. 1931

1. Apr. 1933

12. Nov. 1934

SUNK

Sunk
9 to 10 April 1945

Admiral Graf Spee

Deutschland

Kriegsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven


1. Oct. 1932

30. Jun. 1934

6. Jan. 1936

SUNK

Sunk
17 December 1939

Kreuzer P1

P-Class



N/A




Z-Plan
Never Laid Down

Kreuzer P2

P-Class



N/A




Z-Plan
Never Laid Down

Kreuzer P3

P-Class



N/A




Z-Plan
Never Laid Down

Kreuzer P4

P-Class



N/A




Z-Plan
Never Laid Down

Kreuzer P5

P-Class



N/A




Z-Plan
Never Laid Down

Kreuzer P6

P-Class



N/A




Z-Plan
Never Laid Down

Kreuzer P7

P-Class



N/A




Z-Plan
Never Laid Down

Kreuzer P8

P-Class



N/A




Z-Plan
Never Laid Down

Kreuzer P9

P-Class



N/A




Z-Plan
Never Laid Down

Kreuzer P10

P-Class



N/A




Z-Plan
Never Laid Down

Kreuzer P11

P-Class



N/A




Z-Plan
Never Laid Down

Heavy Cruiser Lineage

Ship Name

Class

Builder

Ordered

Laid Down

Launched

COMM

DECOM

Notes

Admiral Hipper

Admiral Hipper

Deutsche Werke, Kiel

30. Oct. 1934

6. Jul. 1935

6. Feb. 1937

25. Apr. 1939



Blücher

Admiral Hipper

B&V, Hamburg

30. Oct. 1934

15. Aug. 1935

8. Jun. 1937

20. Sep. 1939

SUNK

Sunk
9 April 1940

Prinz Eugen

Admiral Hipper

Krupp, Kiel

16. Nov. 1935

23. Apr. 1936

22. Aug. 1938

1. Aug. 1940


Nuked at Bikini Atoll

Seydlitz

Admiral Hipper

Deschimag, Bremen

18. Jul. 1936

29. Dec. 1936

19. Jan. 1939

N/A

N/A

Chosen for Conversion into carrier at 90% complete. Conversion would have taken fifteen months, but was halted on 30 January 1943.

Lützow

Admiral Hipper

Deschimag, Bremen

19. Jan. 1939

8. Feb. 1937

8. Jan. 1939

N/A

N/A

Bought by Soviet Union in April 1940.

Light Cruiser Lineage

Ship Name

Class

Builder

Ordered

Laid Down

Launched

COMM

DECOM

Notes

Emden

Emden

Kriegsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven

1921

8. Dec. 1921

6. Jan. 1925

15. Oct. 1925



Königsberg

Königsberg

Kriegsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven


12. Apr. 1926

26. Mar. 1927

17. Apr. 1929

SUNK

Sunk
10 April 1940

Karlsruhe

Königsberg

Deutsche Werke, Kiel

1925

27. Jul. 1926

20. Aug. 1927

6. Nov. 1929

SUNK

Sunk
9 April 1940

Köln

Königsberg

Kriegsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven


7. Aug. 1926

23. May. 1928

15. Jan. 1930

SUNK

Sunk
3 March 1945

Leipzig

Leipzig

Kriegsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven


18. Apr. 1928

18. Oct. 1929

8. Oct. 1931


Scuttled on 16 Dec 1946

Nürnberg

Leipzig

Deutsche Werke, Kiel

16. Mar. 1933

4. Nov. 1933

6. Dec. 1934

2. Nov. 1935


Given to Soviet Union as Admiral Makarov on 5 Nov 1945.

Kreuzer M

M-Class


28. May. 1938





Z Plan
Not Completed

Kreuzer N

M-Class


28. May. 1938





Z Plan
Not Completed

Kreuzer O

M-Class


28. May. 1938





Z Plan
Not Completed

Kreuzer P

M-Class


28. May. 1938





Z Plan
Not Completed

Kreuzer Q

Q-Class
(improved M)







Z Plan
Not Completed

Kreuzer R

Q-Class
(improved M)







Z Plan
Not Completed

Bundesmarine / deutsche Marine Cruisers

Pen.
No.

Ship Name

Class

Builder

Ordered

Laid Down

Launched

COMM

DECOM

Notes

A59

Deutschland

Deutschland (Type 440)

Nobisk.

1958

11. Sep. 1959

5. Nov. 1960

25. May. 1966

28. Jun. 1990

Training ship