The Admiral Hipper-class was a succession of five heavy cruisers
of which three enlisted with the Kriegsmarine of Germany in
World War II, one was sold incomplete to the Soviet Union
in 1939, and one was converted to an aircraft carrier but
never finished. The lead ship, and thus the class, was chosen
after Admiral Franz von Hipper.
German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
German warships of the Second World War.
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