The heavy cruiser's immediate precursors were the light cruiser designs of the 1910s and … The warships of the World War II era German Navy are among the most popular subjects in naval history with many books devoted to the subject.

The German light cruisers were uh "verga" because of the Versailles treaty. Post Aug 23, 2019 #1 2019-08-23T04:04. German light cruisers were armed with eight or nine 5.9" (150mm) main battery guns and had standard displacements of less than 7000 tons. I bought a book from USNI press that is the English edition of a German book on light cruisers built after WW1. World War 1 Service: Magdeburg 26 August 1914 Ran aground near the Odensholm lighthouse (Baltic). 1,472. seisen. ... Tiornu wrote:You can find these units in Whitey's excellent German Cruisers in World War Two or Koop & Schmolke's Heavy Cruisers of the Hipper Class.

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1,472. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 20 1. 20 1. Only six German light cruisers were completed between 1925 and 1945 and none of them had particularly inspiring war records.

Hi everyone, The brand new German light cruiser KMS Mainz is now available in the premium store and I must say its a very nice addition to the Kriegsmarine.

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Köln, a 6000-ton Königsberg class light cruiser built at Wilhelmshaven, Germany, was commissioned in mid-January 1930. Like other cruisers of the German Navy she made extensive training cruises during the 1930s and, after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, patrolled off that strife-torn nation. The World War II Database is founded and managed by C. Peter Chen of Lava Development, LLC. But here goes I am compiling a list of British and German light cruisers of WW1 I am looking at the Wikipeadia articles which seem quite a good starting point. However, for a concise but authoritative summary of the design history and careers of the major surface ships, it is difficult to beat the six volumes in the Warships of the Kriegsmarine series. German Light Cruisers WW1. German Light Cruisers 1939–45 (New Vanguard)

SMS Elbing was a light cruiser ordered by the Imperial Russian navy under the name Admiral Nevelskoy from the Schichau-Werke shipyard in Danzig in 1913.

The K class, Leipzig, and … German Light Cruiser Lutzow. DigNap15.

Post Feb 04, 2009 #1 2009-02-04T02:30. DigNap15. Not sure if this is the correct place. It states that the first Emden was the best sea boat of all built. I feel like I've wasted my time grinding German cruisers By Pinkelf, May 6 german cruisers; 17 replies; 291 views; PrinzEugen85; May 11; The Mainz is awesome, but caveat emptor for those unfamiliar with her limitations By AnIolairGhorm, April 16 mainz; 6 replies; 286 views; DeathLord1969; May 5; Hayate: Way of Shinobi By shadowsrmine, May 2. Kaiser Wilhelm II, along with other senior navy officers instead argued that, owing to Germany's numerical inferiority, the new ships should have armor strong enough to permit their use in the battle line. First, it is aiming to offer interesting and useful information about WW2.

German cruisers start off as lighter versions of their contemporaries, but as they progress up the tiers (especially past Tier VI), their true prowess is revealed: turrets that turn lightning-fast, housing guns that rapidly fire powerful armor-piercing shells at long ranges, outranging both American and Japanese cruisers and even some battleships. seisen. Großadmiral Alfred von Tirpitz, the State Secretary for the Imperial German Navy, wanted the ship to follow the British pattern of large guns, relatively light armor, and high speed. First German light cruisers with belt armour.

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Starting in the 1880s, the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy) began building a series … They were also longitudinally framed for the first time in a German cruiser.