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General Details
Name of the ship Deutschland/Lützow Admiral Scheer Admiral Graf Spee
Builder Deutsche Werke, Kiel Marine Werft, Wilhelmshaven Marine Werft, Wilhelmshaven
Builder's number 219 123 124
Contract placed N/A N/A 23. August 1932
Laid down 5. February 1929 25. June 1931 1. October 1932
Launched 19. May 1931 1. April 1933 30. June 1934
Commissioned 1. April 1933 12. November 1934 6. January 1936
Disposition Capsized and sunk off Kolberg. Wreck broken up in 1945. Scuttled off Montevideo, Uruguay 17. December 1939.
Displacement
Standard Displacement 12.630 metric tons 13.660 metric tons 14.890 metric tons
Maximum Displacement 14.290 metric tons 15.180 metric tons 16.320 metric tons
Dimensions and Construction Details
Length, waterline 181,7 meter 181,7 meter 181,7 meter
Length Overall, bef. conversion 186,0 meter 186,0 meter 186,0 meter
Length Overall, aft. conversion 187,9 meter 187,9 meter
Beam 20,69 meter 21,34 meter 21,65 meter
Designed draught 5,78 meter 5,78 meter 5,80 meter
Maximum draught 7,25 meter 7,25 meter 7,34 meter
Height of side (measured from keel top edge to upper deck) 12,4 meter 12,2 meter 12,2 meter
Watertight compartments XVI XVI XVI
Propulsion
Shafts 2 2 2
Engines 8 MAN 9-cylinder diesel 8 MAN 9-cylinder diesel 8 MAN 9-cylinder diesel
Machinery output at 250 rpm 48.390 shp 52.050 shp 54.000 (Pse)
Speed 26-28 knots 26-28,3 knots 26-28,5 knots
Range 10.000 naut. miles at 20 knots 9.100 naut. miles at 20 knots 8.900 naut. miles at 20 knots
16.600 naut. miles at 14 knots
17.400 naut. miles at 13 knots
Bunkers 2.750 m³ 2.410 m³ 2.500 m³
Armour
Belt 80 mm (max) 80 mm (max) 80 mm (max)
Deck 40 mm (max) 45 mm (max) 45 mm (max)
Main Turrets 170 mm (max) 170 mm (max) 170 mm (max)
Barbettes 125 mm 125 mm 125 mm
Conning tower 150 mm 150 mm 150 mm
Armament
Main armament 6 x 28 cm SK L/52 C28 6 x 28 cm SK L/52 C28 6 x 28 cm SK L/52 C28
Secondary armament 8 x 15 cm SK L/55 C28 8 x 15 cm SK L/55 C28 8 x 15 cm SK L/55 C28
Heavy flak 3 x 8,8 cm C13
- from 1934/1935
replaced by
6 x 8,8 cm Flak L/75 C32 6 x 8,8 cm Flak L/75 C32 6 x 8,8 cm Flak L/75 C32
- later replaced by 6 x 10,5 cm Flak L/65 C33 6 x 10,5 cm Flak L/65 C33 6 x 10,5 cm Flak L/65 C33
Light flak 8 x 3,7 cm Flak L/83 C30 8 x 3,7 cm Flak L/83 C30 8 x 3,7 cm Flak L/83 C30
Flak - Machine Gun 8 x 2,0 cm Flak L/65 C30 8 x 2,0 cm Flak L/65 C30 8 x 2,0 cm Flak L/65 C30
Torpedo battery 8 x 53,3 cm tubes 8 x 53,3 cm tubes 8 x 53,3 cm tubes
Aircraft
Catapult 1 1 1
Aircraft until 1939 2 x Heinkel He60 D 2 x Heinkel He60 D 2 x Heinkel He60 D
Aircraft from 1939 2 x Arado Ar196 2 x Arado Ar196 2 x Arado Ar196
Fire Direction
10,5 m Rangefinder 4 4 4
7 m Rangefinder 1 1 1
3 m Rangefinder 2 2 2
SL 4 (from 1935) 3 3
SL 2 (from 1935) 2
Radar Equipment
Seetakt FuMG 39 (from 1937) 1 (later converted to FuMO 22)
FuMO 22 1 (later 2) 1 (later replaced by FuMO 27) 1
FuMO 26 1 1
FuMO 27 (later 1)
FUMB 7 TIMOR 1 (between January 1942 and March 1944) 1
FuMB 4 Sumatra 4
Equipment
Searchlights, (triaxially stabilised and directed centrally) 5 6 (later 5) 6 (later 5)
Cranes 2 3 (later 2) 2
Ship's boats 7 (later 5) 8 10
Anchors 3 bow, 1 stern (later only 2 bow) 3 bow, 1 stern (later only 2 bow) 3 bow, 1 stern
Complement
Ship's company (10 divisions):
Peacetime complement 33 officers and 586 men
Complement from 1935 30 officers and 921-1040 men
Complement as Fleet Flagship 50 officers and 1006-1125 men
Complement as Flagship C-in-C Panzerschiffe 43 officers and 1080-1099 men
From 1939 + war supplementary intake, variable strengths later depending upon operational deployment and number of light anti-aircraft carried.


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