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Seydlitz

Heavy Cruiser




Seydlitz Heavy cruiser

Service Data

In Service: Never completed

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Deschimag, Bremen
Construction No: 940
Laid down: 29 December 1936
Launched: 19 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 AG Weser geared turbines producing up to 132,000 shp
Propellers:
Speed: 32. knots
Range:
Crew: men and officers
Armament:
Armour Belt 70 to 80 mm, Deck 12 to 50mm
Aircraft: 24 Me 155 carrier borne fighters
Electronics:
Operators: Kriegsmarine
Variants:

Other: Heavy cruisers & Aircraft Carriers
Articles:

History



Career

26 August 1942
The heavy cruiser Seydlitz work is started on conversion to a aircraft carrier.

10 April 1945
The heavy cruiser Seydlitz was scuttled by her crew.

1958
The heavy cruiser Seydlitz is broken up, and scrapped.

Commanders



Gallery

Seydlitz picture 2
Seydlitz picture 3
Seydlitz picture 4

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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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