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Lützow

Heavy Cruiser




Lützow Heavy cruiser

Service Data

In Service: Never completed

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Deschimag, Bremen
Construction No: 941
Laid down: 8 February 1937
Launched: 7 January 1939
Commissioned:

Technical Data

Type: Heavy cruiser
Class: Admiral Hipper

Displacement: 14,240 tons standard 19,800 tons full load
Length: 210 m
Beam: 21.8 m
Draft: 7.9 m
Propulsion: 3 × shafts Brown Boveri geared turbines producing up to 132,000 shp
Propellers:
Speed: 32 knots
Range:
Crew:
Armament:
Armour Belt 70 to 80 mm, Deck 12 to50mm, Turrets
70 to 105 mm
Aircraft: 2 × Arado Ar 196 seaplanes
Electronics:
Operators: Kriegsmarine
Variants:
Lützow
Admiral Hipper
Blücher
Prinz Eugen
Seydlitz

Other: Heavy cruisers
Articles:

History

The Lützow Heavy cruiser

Career

31 May 1940
The Lützow is towed to Leningrad.

1950
The Lützow broken up, and scrapped.

Commanders



Gallery

Lützow picture 2
Lützow picture 3

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Sources

German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
ISBN-10: 0851775330

German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
ISBN-10: 155750301X

German warships of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0668040378

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