Admiral Hipper-class cruiser

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The Admiral Hipper-class cruisers were a group of five heavy cruisers built for the Kriegsmarine in the mid-1930s. The class consisted of Admiral Hipper, Blücher, Prinz Eugen, Seydlitz, and Lützow. They had a displacement of about 18,000 tons, a speed of 32 knots, and a main armament of eight 20.3 cm guns. Only three of them, Admiral Hipper, Blücher, and Prinz Eugen, saw combat during World War II. They participated in various operations, such as the invasion of Norway, the Atlantic raids, and the convoy battles in the Arctic. Blücher was sunk by Norwegian coastal defenses in 1940, while Admiral Hipper and Prinz Eugen survived the war but were scuttled or expended in nuclear tests. Seydlitz and Lützow were never completed by the Germans with the first being scrapped and the latter sold to the Soviets in 1940 as Petropavlovsk.


Rank IV

Vehicles are listed in order of refit year, not build year

Germany heavy cruisers
Admiral Hipper-class  Admiral Hipper · Prinz Eugen
Deutschland-class  Admiral Graf Spee