25 April 1939 to 3 May1945
30 October 1934
6 July 1935
6 February 1937
29 April 1939
14,050 tons standard 18,200 tons full
3 × shafts Brown Boveri geared turbines
producing up to 133,631 shp
6,800 nautical miles at 20 knots
1,600 men and officers
8 × 20.3 cm L/60 SK C/34
12 × 10.5 cm L/65 SK C/33
carried 4,800 rounds
12 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 4,000 rounds
14 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 16,000 rounds
16 × 4 cm L/56 Flak 28 after 1945
carried 30,000 rounds
12 × 5.33 cm torpedoe tubes
96 × EMC mines
Deck 20 to 50 mm, Belt 70 to 80 mm
Turrets 70 to 105 mm, Tower 50 to15 cm
3 × Arado
Other: Heavy cruisers
The German cruiser Admiral Hipper was the principal ship of
the Admiral Hipper class heavy cruisers which served with
the Kriegsmarine, the German Navy in World War II.
The ship was called after Admiral Franz von Hipper, commander
of the German battlecruiser squadron throughout the Battle
of Jutland in 1916 and subsequently commander in chief of
the German High Seas Fleet. Admiral Hipper was the foremost
of five ships in her class. Two others, Blücher and Prinz
Eugen, were finished and enlisted with the Kriegsmarine in
the Second World War; a fourth, Lützow, was sold to the
Soviet Union in 1939 before realisation; and a fifth, Seydlitz,
was to be converted into an aircraft carrier but was never
29 April 1939
The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper is commissioned.
8 April 1940
The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper takes part in operation Weserübung
(Invasion of Denmark and Norway) along with Hans Lüdemann
and Bernd von Arnim.
The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper sinks HMS Glowworm but takes
damage herself by collinding with her.
4 June 1940
The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper takes part in operation Juno
(operation to disrupt Allied supplies to Norway) along with
battleships Gneisenau, Scharnhorst also the following destroyers
Hermann Schoemann, Karl Galster, Erich Steinbrinck, Hans Lody,
three ship were sunk by this group. Orama Troop Ship, Pioneer
Oil tanker, HMS Juniper Submarine hunter.
17 September 1940
Operation Seelöwe (Planned invasion of the United Kingdom)
1 to 27 December 1940
The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper takes part in operation Nordseetour
it was her first Atlantic mission one merchant freighter Jumna
1 to 2 February 1941
The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper is escorted while leaving
Brest. By the torpedo boats Kondor and Seeadler and the destroyer
11 Febuary 1941
The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper attacks the unprotected convoy
SLS-64 sinking 7 of the 19 merchants and damaging several
13 to 14 February 1941
The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper is escorted while returning
to Brest. By the torpedo boats Kondor and Seeadler and the
destroyer Richard Beitzen.
5 July 1942
The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper takes part in operation Rösselsprung
along with Tirpitz, Admiral Scheer and nine destroyers Hans
Lody, Theodor Riedel, Friedrich Ihn, Karl Galster, Z24, Z27,
Z28, Z29, Z30 and two torpedo boats T7 and T15
10 September 1942
The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper along with Nürnberg,
Köln, and Admiral Scheer, moves to the Alta Fjord to
attack Convoy PQ-18.
31 December 1942
The battle of the Barents Sea ships that took part Admiral
Hipper, Lützow and the destroyers Theodor Riedel, Richard
Beitzen, Friedrich Eckoldt, Z24, Z30 and Z31 they come across
convoy JW- 51B and opens fire on HMS Bramble and HMS Achates
sinking both, the cruisers HMS Sheffield and HMS Jamaica arrive
and Admiral Hipper retreats after taking several hits.
9 April 1945
The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper is attacked while in drydock
by the RAF and badly damaged.
3 May 1945
The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper scuttled by explosive charges.
Takes command on 29 April 1939
Ends command on 3 September 1940
Takes command on 3 September 1940
Ends command on 10 October 1942
Takes command on 10 October 1942
Ends command on 16 February 1943
Takes command on 16 February 1943
Ends command on 1 April 1943
Takes command on 1 March 1944
Ends command on 3 May 1945
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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