Nürnberg

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Nürnberg
AB RB SB
5.7 5.7 5.7
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Description

The Nürnberg-class, Nürnberg, 1944 is a rank IV German light cruiser with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.87 "Locked On".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Citadel70 / 50 / 25 mm
Main fire tower80 / 20 / 35 mm
Hull25 mm (steel)
Superstructure8 mm (steel)
Number of section11
Displacement9 115 t
Crew935 people

Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armaments separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips on preserving survivability for the "Usage in battles" section. If necessary, use a graphical template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB70 / 25 km/h
RB60 / 22 km/h

Write about the ship's mobility. Evaluate its power and manoeuvrability, rudder rerouting speed, stopping speed at full tilt, with its maximum forward and reverse speed.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 70 25
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 60 22

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB12 000 → 15 600 Sl icon.png
RB11 610 → 15 093 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications93 600 Rp icon.png
157 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 800 Ge icon.png
Crew training90 000 Sl icon.png
Experts310 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 200 Ge icon.png
Research Aces570 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
410 / 600 / 100 % Sl icon.png
178 / 178 / 178 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
4 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 800 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
3 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 500 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
4 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 800 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Fire Protection System
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Shrapnel Protection
Research:
3 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 500 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Ventilation
Research:
3 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 500 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
Mods ship ammo wetting.png
Ammo Wetting
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
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150mm_ger_c36_naval_he_base_fuse_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
7 800 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
4 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 800 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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88 mm HE (distant fuse)
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
150mm_ger_c36_naval_apc_ammo_pack
Research:
3 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 500 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
3 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 500 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
3 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 500 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

3 х Turret3 x 15 cm/60 SK C/25 cannon
Ammunition360 rounds
Vertical guidance-10° / 40°

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Secondary armament

4 х Turret2 x 8.8 cm/76 SK C/32 anti-air cannon
Ammunition800 rounds

Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. Secondary armaments are defined as weapons chosen with the control Select secondary weapon. Evaluate the secondary armaments and give advice on how to use them. Describe the ammunition available for the secondary armament. Provide recommendations on how to use them and which ammunition to choose. Remember that any anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section. If there is no secondary armament, remove this section.

Anti-aircraft armament

2 х Turret4 cm Bofors Flak 28 cannon
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate160 shots/min
4 х Turret2 x 3.7 cm FlaK-Lafette C/36 mounting
Ammunition4000 rounds
Belt capacity5 rounds
Fire rate250 shots/min
2 х Turret4 x 2 cm/65 Flakvierling 38 automatic cannon
Ammunition8000 rounds
Belt capacity40 rounds
Fire rate480 shots/min
7 х Turret2 cm/65 C/38 automatic cannon
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity40 rounds
Fire rate480 shots/min
6 х Turret2 x 2 cm/65 Flakzwilling 38 automatic cannon
Ammunition4000 rounds
Belt capacity40 rounds
Fire rate501 shots/min

An important part of the ship's armament responsible for air defence. Anti-aircraft armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control Select anti-aircraft weapons. Talk about the ship's anti-air cannons and machine guns, the number of guns and their positions, their effective range, and about their overall effectiveness – including against surface targets. If there are no anti-aircraft armaments, remove this section.

Additional armament

Setup 16 x 533 mm G7a torpedo
Main article: G7a (533 mm)

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Usage in battles

The Nürnberg is really just an enhanced Leipzig, and you should play it the same way. Your guns now fire much faster, so feel free to rain down shells on distant opponents, as well as clobber any cruisers that get too close. Your torpedo protection is still there and your armour has improved, so you should be able to take a good chunk of damage from smaller battery fire. You also have a larger crew, and you're even faster. The biggest improvement, aside from the main guns, is the AA battery, which is colossal on the Nürnberg. Enemy aircraft will get mowed down if they get too close, so don't be scared to stick to bigger ships and protect them while they take out the enemy ships you're more scared of.

The Nürnberg's gun placement is still as bad as the Leipzig's, and your higher BR means getting hit on your broadside can be painful. Only bring the rear guns around when you know counter-battery fire will be minimal, or is too far away to be effective.

Pros and cons

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Pros:

  • Great reload on main battery allows for dangerous, repeated broadsides
  • Phenomenal close-range AA battery that will decimate planes which get too close
  • Great armour protection and crew number makes this a hard ship to sink

Cons:

  • A big target, especially on broadside, makes this an enticing target for heavy cruisers
  • Awkward turret layout forces you to show broadside to use majority of main guns
  • AA battery is far less effective against long-range targets

History

Nürnberg was a German light cruiser of the Leipzig-class, built as a follow-up to the Könisberg-class. The ship carried a main armament of nine 15 cm SK C/25 guns, as well as two torpedo tubes and a variety of anti-aircraft defences. Launched in 1934, the ship served in the Baltic and participated in numerous exercises before the outbreak of war. She saw active service in 1939 and 1940, but was relegated to training duties for the majority of the Second World War. Following the German defeat, she was ceded to the Soviets, who operated her as Admiral Makarov until 1954.

Design and construction

An identification chart for the Nürnberg,

The Nürnberg, being a further development of the Könisberg-class of light cruisers, inherited many characteristics of its predecessor. The ship was 181 metres long and displaced 9,040 tons standard.[1] Powered by twin steam turbines, she could reach a maximum speed of 32.5 knots (60 km/h), and had an endurance of 7,200 km. Main armament consisted of nine 15 cm SK C/25 naval guns in three triple turrets; one was located forward of the superstructure while the others were located in a superfiring arrangement in the rear.[1] The ship also initially carried four triple torpedo launchers, though two were removed in 1942. The ship was initially designed with a light anti-aircraft armament, but this was improved in later refits.[1]

The Nürnberg was laid down in late 1933 at Kiel,[1] and was launched in December of that year. Construction was completed very quickly, and the ship was formally commissioned into the German Kriegsmarine on November 2nd, 1935.[1]

Operational History

Soon after she was commissioned, the Nürnberg was sent to the Baltic, where she remained until April 1936. Thereafter, she joined Köln and Leipzig for a training cruise in the Atlantic. Between 1937 and 1939, she participated in several non-intervention cruises in the Atlantic,[2] as well as a cruise in the Mediterranean and the Fleet Review for Adolf Hitler and Hungarian regent Miklós Horthy. Prior to the start of the Second World War, she returned to the Baltic for another training deployment.[2]

After the outbreak of war, Nürnberg participated in the blockade and hunt for the Polish navy. Despite their efforts, several Polish destroyers escaped and arrived in the UK. Between late 1939 and late 1940, the Nürnberg laid mines to protect coastal fortifications, and escorted several larger vessels on their respective duties. She was torpedoed with minor damage by HMS Salmon in 1940, but was otherwise unscathed by Allied forces.[1]

Nürnberg after the German surrender, escorted by RAF Liberators bombers.

In late 1940, Nürnberg was relegated to training duties. As a result, she spent the majority of the remainder of the war in Norway along with the battleship Tirpitz. A rapidly-changing crew resulted in a low state of readiness; as a result, the ship saw no action during this period. At the start of 1945, Nürnberg was tasked with mine-laying duties; however, a shortage of fuel resulted in only a single sortie.[2] On May 5th 1945, she received the ceasefire order, and was thereafter handed over to the Allies.

Following the Potsdam conference, it was decided that Nürnberg would be handed over to Russia as a war prize. The ship was renamed Admiral Makarov,[1] and was assigned to the 8th fleet. She became the flagship of the 8th Fleet in 1948,[2] but was later withdrawn due to the commissioning of the new Chapayev-class cruisers. She was subsequently returned to her original duties as a training vessel. Nürnberg was decommissioned in early 1959;[1] it is believed that she was scrapped shortly thereafter. She was the longest-serving major warship of the Kriegsmarine, and the only one to see active service after the war.

Media

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See also

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External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Chen, C. (2006)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Emmerich, M. (2011)

Works Cited

  • Chen, C. (2006, August). Light Cruiser Nürnberg. Retrieved November 15, 2020. Website
  • Emmerich, M. (2011, June 1). Nürnberg. Retrieved November 15, 2020. Website


Germany light cruisers
Emden*  Emden
Königsberg-class  Köln
Leipzig-class  Leipzig · Nürnberg
  *  = Unique ship