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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