TL-191 Uniform, weapons and equipment of the Secondary Combatants.

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Admiral Scheer class Heavy Cruiser (1929)

Specifications (following 1935 refit)
Weight: 13,920 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 3 x Blohm und Voss steam turbines
Range: 9,000 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Aviation Capacity: 2 Heinkel He 60 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 80mm
  • Main Deck: 45mm
  • Turrets: 105mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 8 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 150mm guns
  • 6 x 88mm AA guns (3x2)
  • 8 x 20mm AA guns
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
ShipBuilderLaid DownLaunchedCommissionedDecommissionedFate
SMS Admiral ScheerKaiserliche-Werft KielJuly 6th, 1925May 20th, 1927April 1st, 1929Sunk by British warships in the Indian Ocean, December 1941.
SMS Admiral HipperBlohm & Voss, HamburgJanuary 2nd, 1926March 8th, 1928July 11th, 1930Sunk by British warships in the Indian Ocean, July 1942.
SMS GoebenFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, KielDecember 3rd, 1925February 27th, 1928April 16th, 1930Sunk by Japanese warships during the Battle of Bismarck Sea, July 1941
SMS Prinz AdalbertKaiserliche-Werft KielAugust 17th, 1925July 4th, 1927September 11th, 1929April 1945Broken up in Konigsberg, 1947.
SMS ClausewitzFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, KielFebruary 10th, 1927May 1st, 1929November 4th, 1931April 1945Broken up in Konigsberg, 1947

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Roon class Heavy Cruiser (1936)

Specifications (as originally completed)
Weight: 15,660 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 3 x Blohm und Voss steam turbines
Range: 6,800 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Aviation Capacity: 3 Heinkel He 60 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 80mm
  • Main Deck: 50mm
  • Turrets: 105mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 8 in guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 105mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 12 x 37mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 8 x 20mm AA guns
  • 12 x 533mm torpedo tubes (4x3)
ShipBuilderLaid DownLaunchedCommissionedDecommissionedFate
SMS RoonFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, KielNovember 7th, 1932October 2nd, 1934December 7th, 1936Sunk by British Warships in the North Atlantic, February 1943.
SMS YorckKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenJanuary 14th, 1933March 9th, 1935June 1st, 1937July 19th, 1963Broken up in Troon, 1969.
SMS LützowBlohm & Voss, HamburgJuly 16th, 1934September 23rd, 1936August 28th, 1938Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
SMS Prinz FriedrichKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenMarch 2nd, 1933April 30th, 1935August 9th, 1937May 16th, 1961Broken up in Blyth, 1967.
SMS BlücherBlohm & Voss, HamburgSeptember 19th, 1934November 8th, 1936January 1st, 1939Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.

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Scharnhorst class Heavy Cruiser (1939)

Specifications (as originally completed)
Weight: 17,400 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 3 x Blohm und Voss steam turbines
Range: 6,800 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Aviation Capacity: 3 Arado Ar 196 floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 120mm
  • Main Deck: 65mm
  • Turrets: 110mm
Armament:
  • 10 x 8 in guns (2x2) and (2x3)
  • 16 x 105mm AA guns (8x2)
  • 12 x 37mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 8 x 20mm AA guns
  • 12 x 533mm torpedo tubes (4x3)
ShipBuilderLaid DownLaunchedCommissionedDecommissionedFate
SMS ScharnhorstFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, KielJuly 3rd, 1935May 24th, 1937August 29th, 1939Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
SMS GneisenauBlohm & Voss, HamburgJune 4th, 1936April 22nd, 1937April 22nd, 1939April 9th, 1964Broken up in Cherbourg, 1970.
SMS Admiral ReuterAG Weser, BremenApril 23rd, 1936August 22nd, 1938September 1st, 1940Sunk by British Aircraft near Stavanger, November 1942.
SMS Kronprinz WilhelmAG Vulcan, HamburgFebruary 12th, 1937April 2nd, 1939March 12th, 1941April 10th, 1964Preserved as a Museum Ship in Wilhelmshaven, 1969.
SMS Admiral TirpitzKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenDecember 29th, 1936January 19th, 1939January 4th, 1941December 11th, 1962Sunk in testing in the Baltic, 1971.
 
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A PZL. P. 62A Orzeł belonging to the 510th Pursuit Squadron of the Polish Air Force based in Lublin on the outbreak of war, circa June of 1941. The P. 62 was a late 1930s development of the PZL P. 26, which was a sports plane that was introduced earlier in the 1930s, this model being made for the interceptor role. The plane was equipped with the venerable Daimler-Benz DB-601 engine, achieving a speed of 400 mph with a range of 500 miles, and came armed with six 7.92mm PWU wz. 36 machine-guns mounted in the wings and some variants carried a 20mm MG FF cannon in the nose through the propeller hub. A total of 298 airframes would be produced, all of which would serve the Polish Air Force as well as the intended customers of Romania, Sweden, and White Ruthenia, neither of them received any of their ordered planes before the outbreak of the Second Great War. The plane would serve with the Polish Air Force throughout the conflict until being withdrawn to 2nd line duties in early 1943.


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A PZL P. 66 Sowa of the 315th Fighter Squadron during the Autumn Counter Offensive of 1941 in Eastern Poland. The P. 66 was a licensed copy of the Heinkel He-112 only for export rather than supplying the Polish Air Force. PZL would manufacture the plane for the nations of Romania, Bulgaria, Morocco, and the Monarchist Faction in Spain, as well a batch of 28 airframes that were built for the Netherlands, however the Dutch Air Force would cancel the contract at the minute, thus leaving the planes packed in crates in Poland untouched until 1941 when war broke out. The 28 planes would quickly be requisitioned by the Polish Air Force and assigned to the 315th Fighter Squadron piecemeal. During the type's short frontline service from July to December of 1941, it would be credited with the destruction of 16 Russian aircraft as well as being the mount for the first Polish ace, Aleksander Gabszewicz. 9 planes would also be lost during this time, 7 to enemy action and 2 to mechanical problems. After December, the type would be withdrawn to use as advanced fighter trainers until ultimately being destroyed by ground crews at Deblin in the summer of 1942 to prevent them to falling into the hands of the Russians.

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A PZL P. 74 Sokół of the 303rd Fighter Squadron during the Second Battle of Minsk, circa May of 1943. The P. 74 was a wartime refinement of the P. 62 Orzeł, being re-equipped with the Daimler-Benz DB-605 engine and armed with four 13mm MG-131 machine guns (two in the nose and in the wings respectively) and a single nose mounted 20mm MG-151/20 through the propeller hub. The engine boosted the aircraft's performance, giving it a max speed of 470 mph and a range of 550 miles. The P. 74 would first roll off of PZL's production line in February of 1943 and would replace the earlier P. 50, P. 53, and P. 62 models from service. From it's production from 1943 to 1944, a total of 344 airframes would be manufactured, and after the end of the war, would be sold in small number to Romania, White Ruthenia, and Sweden as well as serving on with the Polish Air Force until 1951.
 
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10TP Fast Keg.
The 10TP was an indigenous barrel design from Poland which had incorporated the Christie Suspension that was famously used on the Union Custer series, which gave good mobility and cross country performance. It a maximum protection of 20mm and was armed with a 37mm Bofors wz. 36 main gun and two 7.92mm CKM wz. 30 machine-guns. The vehicle would see heavy use during the first years of the Second Great War, were it proved to a match for many Russian barrels and armored vehicles before being redelegated to the recon and barrel-hunting roles later in the war. A total of 158 vehicles would be produced.
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A Barrel-Hunting variant of the 10TP with it's turret replaced with a German made Pak-40 anti-barrel gun, in which these were usually assigned to Infantry Divisions.

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An improvement over the 10TP, the 14TP also used the Christie suspension, and it would also have improved armor, being upped to 50mm of protection, and the armament featuring the standard 37mm wz. 36, but later versions would have a 47mm wz. 39 anti-barrel gun, it's anti-infantry weapons were to be two CKM wz. 40 heavy machine-guns. During the Second Great War, the 14TP served as Poland's main barrel until early 1943, when they were supplanted by the German built and supplied Panzer IIIs and IVs and Sturmgeschutz Assault Guns as well as newer Polish designed barrels. After that, the 14TP would either be used as recon barrels or a batch of 28 14TPs would be armed with 50mm guns to serve in a Barrel-Hunter role. A grand total 196 vehicles would be produced from 1940 to 1942, with another 201 hulls being produced as barrel-hunters.
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A modified 14TP with a 50mm Kwk 39 main-gun that was used on the Panzer III.
 
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A de Havilland Mosquito Mk IV manned by the No. 455th Strike Squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force based near Eindhoven in the Netherlands, circa Spring of 1943.

The de Havilland DH. 98 Mosquito was introduced in November 1941, in which it was designed as a fast bomber by the British with the use of wood instead of metal. This would make the Mosquito before the introduction of the German and American turbo fighters, the fastest operation aircraft of the Second Great War. As the war evolved, the versatility of the aircraft would too increase, serving in roles such in the night fighter, pathfinding, strike, fighter-bomber, and photo-reconnaissance. The plane had a range of 1,300 miles with a top speed of 415 mph, this model in particular can carry either up to 1,000 pounds of bombs or have 8 RP-3 rockets, which could be used against ground or naval targets. Operators of the Mosquito beside the RAF were the Air Forces of Australia, New Zealand, Russia, France, the Free Belgian Air Corps*, South Africa, Argentina, and even the Confederate Air Force would use a few aircraft supplied from the British. A total of 6,900 airframes would be produced from 1940 to 1944, with it's last operator, the RAF, retiring the type in 1965.

* = A contingent of Belgian pilots flying in the RAF.
 

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A de Havilland Mosquito Mk IV manned by the No. 455th Strike Squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force based near Eindhoven in the Netherlands, circa Spring of 1943.

The de Havilland DH. 98 Mosquito was introduced in November 1941, in which it was designed as a fast bomber by the British with the use of wood instead of metal. This would make the Mosquito before the introduction of the German and American turbo fighters, the fastest operation aircraft of the Second Great War. As the war evolved, the versatility of the aircraft would too increase, serving in roles such in the night fighter, pathfinding, strike, fighter-bomber, and photo-reconnaissance. The plane had a range of 1,300 miles with a top speed of 415 mph, this model in particular can carry either up to 1,000 pounds of bombs or have 8 RP-3 rockets, which could be used against ground or naval targets. Operators of the Mosquito beside the RAF were the Air Forces of Australia, New Zealand, Russia, France, the Free Belgian Air Corps*, South Africa, Argentina, and even the Confederate Air Force would use a few aircraft supplied from the British. A total of 6,900 airframes would be produced from 1940 to 1944, with it's last operator, the RAF, retiring the type in 1965.

* = A contingent of Belgian pilots flying in the RAF.
i`m curious, the RAF retiring the Mosquito in 1965 implies that the UK was left keep/have not just an Air force but equip it with domestic produced a/c after loosing the war. Odd me thinks
 
i`m curious, the RAF retiring the Mosquito in 1965 implies that the UK was left keep/have not just an Air force but equip it with domestic produced a/c after loosing the war. Odd me thinks
Presumably by then the Mosquito would be mostly used in a training capacity.
 
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I have found some pictures of the Domician Republic Army from OTL, which from the looks of them, leaves to me to surmise that the Dominican Republic would've modeled their military's uniforms and kit after those from the Confederate States Armed Forces, and probably used Confederate pattern weapons.
They are likely a co-belligerent or even an Entente aligned ally by the time of the Second Great War. Dominican relations even with Haiti in our timeline weren't exactly cordial. So, I do believe in that regard that the Dominicans would be very much influenced by the Confederacy.
 
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Admiral Scheer class Heavy Cruiser (1929)

Specifications (following 1935 refit)
Weight: 13,920 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 3 x Blohm und Voss steam turbines
Range: 9,000 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Aviation Capacity: 2 Heinkel He 60 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 80mm
  • Main Deck: 45mm
  • Turrets: 105mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 8 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 150mm guns
  • 6 x 88mm AA guns (3x2)
  • 8 x 20mm AA guns
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
ShipBuilderLaid DownLaunchedCommissionedDecommissionedFate
SMS Admiral ScheerKaiserliche-Werft KielJuly 6th, 1925May 20th, 1927April 1st, 1929Sunk by British warships in the Indian Ocean, December 1941.
SMS Admiral HipperBlohm & Voss, HamburgJanuary 2nd, 1926March 8th, 1928July 11th, 1930Sunk by British warships in the Indian Ocean, July 1942.
SMS GoebenFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, KielDecember 3rd, 1925February 27th, 1928April 16th, 1930Sunk by Japanese warships during the Battle of Bismarck Sea, July 1941
SMS Prinz AdalbertKaiserliche-Werft KielAugust 17th, 1925July 4th, 1927September 11th, 1929April 1945Broken up in Konigsberg, 1947.
SMS ClausewitzFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, KielFebruary 10th, 1927May 1st, 1929November 4th, 1931April 1945Broken up in Konigsberg, 1947

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Roon class Heavy Cruiser (1936)

Specifications (as originally completed)
Weight: 15,660 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 3 x Blohm und Voss steam turbines
Range: 6,800 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Aviation Capacity: 3 Heinkel He 60 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 80mm
  • Main Deck: 50mm
  • Turrets: 105mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 8 in guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 105mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 12 x 37mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 8 x 20mm AA guns
  • 12 x 533mm torpedo tubes (4x3)
ShipBuilderLaid DownLaunchedCommissionedDecommissionedFate
SMS RoonFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, KielNovember 7th, 1932October 2nd, 1934December 7th, 1936Sunk by British Warships in the North Atlantic, February 1943.
SMS YorckKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenJanuary 14th, 1933March 9th, 1935June 1st, 1937July 19th, 1963Broken up in Troon, 1969.
SMS LützowBlohm & Voss, HamburgJuly 16th, 1934September 23rd, 1936August 28th, 1938Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
SMS Prinz FriedrichKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenMarch 2nd, 1933April 30th, 1935August 9th, 1937May 16th, 1961Broken up in Blyth, 1967.
SMS BlücherBlohm & Voss, HamburgSeptember 19th, 1934November 8th, 1936January 1st, 1939Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.

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Scharnhorst class Heavy Cruiser (1939)

Specifications (as originally completed)
Weight: 17,400 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 3 x Blohm und Voss steam turbines
Range: 6,800 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Aviation Capacity: 3 Arado Ar 196 floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 120mm
  • Main Deck: 65mm
  • Turrets: 110mm
Armament:
  • 10 x 8 in guns (2x2) and (2x3)
  • 16 x 105mm AA guns (8x2)
  • 12 x 37mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 8 x 20mm AA guns
  • 12 x 533mm torpedo tubes (4x3)
ShipBuilderLaid DownLaunchedCommissionedDecommissionedFate
SMS ScharnhorstFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, KielJuly 3rd, 1935May 24th, 1937August 29th, 1939Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
SMS GneisenauBlohm & Voss, HamburgJune 4th, 1936April 22nd, 1937April 22nd, 1939April 9th, 1964Broken up in Cherbourg, 1970.
SMS Admiral ReuterAG Weser, BremenApril 23rd, 1936August 22nd, 1938September 1st, 1940Sunk by British Aircraft near Stavanger, November 1942.
SMS Kronprinz WilhelmAG Vulcan, HamburgFebruary 12th, 1937April 2nd, 1939March 12th, 1941April 10th, 1964Preserved as a Museum Ship in Wilhelmshaven, 1969.
SMS Admiral TirpitzKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenDecember 29th, 1936January 19th, 1939January 4th, 1941December 11th, 1962Sunk in testing in the Baltic, 1971.
With the Kaiserliche Marine still afloat and a Germany victorious in the Great War, their navy would be expanded at some point.
 
Probably some Cruisers maybe a battle cruiser or two and a light CV if they have any. I dont see Germany toeing up major Fleet assets in the Pacific till after the second great war
Hm. Sending battlecruisers to the Pacific. If that could be the case, then here is an amusing thought.

The Project 1047 designs may see some service in this timeline then, and more amusingly might be used by the Kaisliche Marine. Although the design was meant for the Dutch, it was largely developed by the Germans. This was specifically in response to possible Japanese aggression in the Dutch East Indies. Although the Dutch lost the colony to the Japanese in the 20’s in this timeline, it’s possible the Germans may still be interested in a battlecruiser design with its mission purpose in mind, in this case a ship made to respond to Entente/Japanese aggression against New Guinea and Samoa.
 
In my headcanon, a pair of Admiral Scheer class Heavy Cruisers, 2 or 3 light cruisers, 7 destroyers, and possibly an aircraft carrier.
Mhm, Yeah. At least a squadron of destroyers and light cruisers for me, plus submarines and support ships of various roles. I’m still ruminating on whether capital ships would be viable for them in this timeline in the Pacific. Heavy cruisers would be useful to respond to what the British and Japanese have, however...

My dilemma is that, on one hand, Germany won the war and got keep most of its colonies. On the other hand, this isn’t Kaiserreich, in that Germany only control’s part of New Guinea and Samoa by the time of the Second Great War. So I tend to think they have a smaller naval presence (much one that is much more powerful than the one they had in the Great War) with Rabaul possibly being their largest port (if they choose to develop it.
 
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Bayern class Battleship (1916-1919)

Specifications (following 1932 refit)
Weight: 32,950 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 3 x steam turbines
Range: 5,000 nautical miles
Speed: 22 knots
Aviation Capacity: 2 Heinkel He 60 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 305mm
  • Main Deck: 100mm
  • Conning Tower: 400mm
  • Turrets: 305mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 15 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 6mm guns (4x2)
  • 6 x 88mm DP guns (3x2)
  • 8 x 37mm AA guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 20mm AA guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS BayernHowaldtswerke, KielDecember 22, 1913February 18, 1915July 15, 1916June 10, 1945Broken up in Stettin, 1947-1949.
SMS BadenSchichau-Werke, DanzigDecember 20, 1913October 30, 1915March 14, 1917Scuttled following the Battle of the North Sea, September, 1942.
SMS SachsenFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, KielApril 15, 1914November 21, 1916April 9, 1918Sunk by Russian submarine Shch-307, May 9, 1943 in the Baltic.
SMS WürttembergAG Vulcan, HamburgJanuary 4, 1915June 20, 1917February 25, 1919/August 10, 1951June 11, 1945/November 7, 1961Converted into Missile Test Bed, 1948-1950. Scrapped in Rotterdam, 1962.


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Kaiser Wilhlem II class Super-Battleship (1938-1941)

Specifications (as originally completed)
Weight: 63,560 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 12x MAN diesel engines
Range: 10,200 nautical miles
Speed: 30 knots
Sensors: 4x FuMO 27 Radar
Aviation Capacity: 6 Arado Ar-196 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 300mm
  • Bulkheads: 220mm
  • Conning Tower: 350mm
  • Main Deck: 120mm
  • Turrets: 385mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 16 in guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 6 in guns (6x2)
  • 16 x 105mm DP guns (6x2)
  • 16 x 37mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 12 x 20mm AA guns
  • 6 x 533mm underwater torpedo tubes
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS Kaiser Wilhelm IIBlohm & Voss, HamburgApril 12, 1934January 22, 1937August 22, 1938Sunk by British aircraft in the Norwegian Sea, December 1942.
SMS Friedrich der GrosseKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenNovember 19, 1934April 9, 1938February 26, 1939October 7, 1990Preserved as a Museum Ship in Danzig, April 1992.
SMS BrandenburgFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, KielMarch 8, 1935October 6, 1938December 10, 1940November 11, 1989Broken up in Bremen, 1993-1997.
SMS BismarckBlohm & Voss, HamburgJune 25, 1935January 30, 1939February 11, 1941Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.

Derfflinger class Battlecruisers (1914-1917)
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SMS Derfflinger

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SMS Hindenburg

Specifications (following 1929 refit)
Weight: 31,520 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 6x Blohm & Voss steam turbines
Range: 6,100 nautical miles
Speed: 28 knots
Aviation Capacity: 2 Heinkel He-60 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 300mm
  • Conning Tower: 300mm
  • Turrets: 270mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 12 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 6 in guns
  • 8 x 88mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 37mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 16 x 20mm AA guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS DerfflingerBlohm & Voss, HamburgMarch 30, 1912July 17, 1913September 1, 1914Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
SMS HindenburgKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenOctober 1, 1913August 1, 1915May 10, 1917June 2, 1945Sunk during weapons tests in the Baltic Sea, August 1947.

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Mackensen class Battlecruiser (1918)

Specifications (following 1933 refit)
Weight: 35,800 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x geared steam turbines
Range: 8,000 nautical miles
Speed: 28 knots
Aviation Capacity: 2 Heinkel He-60 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 300mm
  • Conning Tower: 300mm
  • Turrets: 270mm
  • Deck: 80mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 14 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 6 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 88mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 10 x 37mm AA guns (5x2)
  • 14 x 20mm AA guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS MackensenBlohm & Voss, HamburgJanuary 30, 1915April 24, 1917May 20, 1918April 9, 1948Preserved as a Museum Ship in Kiel, 1958.
SMS Graf SpeeSchichau-Werke, DanzigNovember 30, 1915August 15, 1917September 14, 1918April 16, 1948Scrapped in Konigsberg, 1957-1959.
SMS Prinz Eitel FriedrichBlohm & Voss, HamburgMay 1, 1915November 4, 1917December 7, 1922Converted into aircraft carrier Peter Strasser. Sunk by HMS Venturer, June 1942.
SMS Fürst BismarckKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenNovember 3, 1915February 10, 1920March 7, 1923June 1945Converted into aircraft carrier Elbe. Scrapped in Danzig, 1947-48.

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SMS Seydlitz Battlecruiser (1933)

Specifications (as originally completed)
Weight: 38,470 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 3x geared steam turbines
Range: 7,100 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Aviation Capacity: 4 Heinkel He-60 Floatplanes, 2 catapults
Armor:
  • Belt: 350mm
  • Conning Tower: 350mm
  • Turrets: 360mm
  • Deck: 95mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 14 in guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 6 in guns (4x2) and (4x1)
  • 12 x 105mm DP guns (6x2)
  • 16 x 37mm AA guns (8x2)
  • 10 x 20mm AA guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS SeydlitzKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenMay 5, 1929June 30, 1930August 1, 1933December 1959Broken up in Blyth, 1962.

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Moltke class Battlecruiser(1940-1941)

Specifications (as originally completed)
Weight: 36,380 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x geared steam turbines
Range: 14,000 nautical miles
Speed: 33.4 knots
Sensors: 4x FuMO 27 Radar
Aviation Capacity: 4 Arado Ar-196 Floatplanes, 2 catapults
Armor:
  • Belt: 190mm
  • Conning Tower: 350mm
  • Turrets: 210mm
  • Bulkhead: 45mm
  • Deck: 80mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 15 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 6 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 105mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 37mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 20 x 20mm AA guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Fate​
SMS MoltkeFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, KielMarch 25, 1936April 25, 1939December 28, 1940Sunk by British Aircraft near Stavanger, November 1942.
SMS LudendorffKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenAugust 13, 1936September 18, 1939March 7, 1941Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
Ersatz DerfflingerBlohm & Voss, HamburgJuly 10, 1940Severely damaged during the Superbombing of Hamburg, June 1944. BU 1946
Ersatz HindenburgSchichau-Werke, DanzigAugust 4, 1940Scrapped on the slipway, Spring 1946.
 
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Bayern class Battleship (1916-1919)

Specifications (following 1932 refit)
Weight: 32,950 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 3 x steam turbines
Range: 5,000 nautical miles
Speed: 22 knots
Aviation Capacity: 2 Heinkel He 60 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 305mm
  • Main Deck: 100mm
  • Conning Tower: 400mm
  • Turrets: 305mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 15 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 6mm guns (4x2)
  • 6 x 88mm DP guns (3x2)
  • 8 x 37mm AA guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 20mm AA guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS BayernHowaldtswerke, KielDecember 22, 1913February 18, 1915July 15, 1916June 10, 1945Broken up in Stettin, 1947-1949.
SMS BadenSchichau-Werke, DanzigDecember 20, 1913October 30, 1915March 14, 1917Scuttled following the Battle of the North Sea, September, 1942.
SMS SachsenFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, KielApril 15, 1914November 21, 1916April 9, 1918Sunk by Russian submarine Shch-307, May 9, 1943 in the Baltic.
SMS WürttembergAG Vulcan, HamburgJanuary 4, 1915June 20, 1917February 25, 1919/August 10, 1951June 11, 1945/November 7, 1961Converted into Missile Test Bed, 1948-1950. Scrapped in Rotterdam, 1962.


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Kaiser Wilhlem II class Super-Battleship (1938-1941)

Specifications (as originally completed)
Weight: 63,560 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 12x MAN diesel engines
Range: 10,200 nautical miles
Speed: 30 knots
Sensors: 4x FuMO 27 Radar
Aviation Capacity: 6 Arado Ar-196 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 300mm
  • Bulkheads: 220mm
  • Conning Tower: 350mm
  • Main Deck: 120mm
  • Turrets: 385mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 16 in guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 6 in guns (6x2)
  • 16 x 105mm DP guns (6x2)
  • 16 x 37mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 12 x 20mm AA guns
  • 6 x 533mm underwater torpedo tubes
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS Kaiser Wilhelm IIBlohm & Voss, HamburgApril 12, 1934January 22, 1937August 22, 1938Sunk by British aircraft in the Norwegian Sea, December 1942.
SMS Friedrich der GrosseKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenNovember 19, 1934April 9, 1938February 26, 1939October 7, 1990Preserved as a Museum Ship in Danzig, April 1992.
SMS BrandenburgFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, KielMarch 8, 1935October 6, 1938December 10, 1940November 11, 1989Broken up in Bremen, 1993-1997.
SMS BismarckBlohm & Voss, HamburgJune 25, 1935January 30, 1939February 11, 1941Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.

Derfflinger class Battlecruisers (1914-1917)
View attachment 658215
SMS Derfflinger

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SMS Hindenburg

Specifications (following 1929 refit)
Weight: 31,520 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 6x Blohm & Voss steam turbines
Range: 6,100 nautical miles
Speed: 28 knots
Aviation Capacity: 2 Heinkel He-60 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 300mm
  • Conning Tower: 300mm
  • Turrets: 270mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 12 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 6 in guns
  • 8 x 88mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 37mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 16 x 20mm AA guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS DerfflingerBlohm & Voss, HamburgMarch 30, 1912July 17, 1913September 1, 1914Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
SMS HindenburgKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenOctober 1, 1913August 1, 1915May 10, 1917June 2, 1945Sunk during weapons tests in the Baltic Sea, August 1947.

View attachment 658223
Mackensen class Battlecruiser (1918)

Specifications (following 1933 refit)
Weight: 35,800 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x geared steam turbines
Range: 8,000 nautical miles
Speed: 28 knots
Aviation Capacity: 2 Heinkel He-60 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 300mm
  • Conning Tower: 300mm
  • Turrets: 270mm
  • Deck: 80mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 14 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 6 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 88mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 10 x 37mm AA guns (5x2)
  • 14 x 20mm AA guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS MackensenBlohm & Voss, HamburgJanuary 30, 1915April 24, 1917May 20, 1918April 9, 1948Preserved as a Museum Ship in Kiel, 1958.
SMS Graf SpeeSchichau-Werke, DanzigNovember 30, 1915August 15, 1917September 14, 1918April 16, 1948Scrapped in Konigsberg, 1957-1959.
SMS Prinz Eitel FriedrichBlohm & Voss, HamburgMay 1, 1915November 4, 1917December 7, 1922Converted into aircraft carrier Peter Strasser. Sunk by HMS Venturer, June 1942.
SMS Fürst BismarckKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenNovember 3, 1915February 10, 1920March 7, 1923June 1945Converted into aircraft carrier Elbe. Scrapped in Danzig, 1947-48.

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SMS Seydlitz Battlecruiser (1933)

Specifications (as originally completed)
Weight: 38,470 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 3x geared steam turbines
Range: 7,100 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Aviation Capacity: 4 Heinkel He-60 Floatplanes, 2 catapults
Armor:
  • Belt: 350mm
  • Conning Tower: 350mm
  • Turrets: 360mm
  • Deck: 95mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 14 in guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 6 in guns (4x2) and (4x1)
  • 12 x 105mm DP guns (6x2)
  • 16 x 37mm AA guns (8x2)
  • 10 x 20mm AA guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS SeydlitzKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenMay 5, 1929June 30, 1930August 1, 1933December 1959Broken up in Blyth, 1962.

View attachment 658235
Moltke class Battlecruiser(1940-1941)

Specifications (as originally completed)
Weight: 36,380 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x geared steam turbines
Range: 14,000 nautical miles
Speed: 33.4 knots
Sensors: 4x FuMO 27 Radar
Aviation Capacity: 4 Arado Ar-196 Floatplanes, 2 catapults
Armor:
  • Belt: 190mm
  • Conning Tower: 350mm
  • Turrets: 210mm
  • Bulkhead: 45mm
  • Deck: 80mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 15 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 6 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 105mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 37mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 20 x 20mm AA guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Fate​
SMS MoltkeFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, KielMarch 25, 1936April 25, 1939December 28, 1940Sunk by British Aircraft near Stavanger, November 1942.
SMS LudendorffKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenAugust 13, 1936September 18, 1939March 7, 1941Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
Ersatz DerfflingerBlohm & Voss, HamburgJuly 10, 1940Severely damaged during the Superbombing of Hamburg, June 1944. BU 1946
Ersatz HindenburgSchichau-Werke, DanzigAugust 4, 1940Scrapped on the slipway, Spring 1946.
So the Germans did use more battlecruisers instead of battleships?
 
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