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Italian Fleet
P 420 Sparviero Pack
Nürnberg (1944)
General characteristics
937 peopleCrew
9115 tDisplacement
11Number of section
80 / 20 / 35 mmMain fire tower armor
70 / 50 / 25 mmCitadel armor
20 mm (steel)Hull armor
8 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
3 x 15 cm/60 SK C/25 cannon3 x Turret
360 roundsAmmunition
-10° / 40°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
2 x 8.8 cm/76 SK C/32 anti-air cannon4 x Turret
800 roundsAmmunition
Anti-aircraft armament
4 cm Bofors Flak 28 cannon2 x Turret
2000 roundsAmmunition
4 roundsBelt capacity
160 shots/minFire rate
2 x 3.7 cm FlaK-Lafette C/36 mounting4 x Turret
4000 roundsAmmunition
5 roundsBelt capacity
250 shots/minFire rate
4 x 2 cm/65 Flakvierling 38 automatic cannon2 x Turret
8000 roundsAmmunition
40 roundsBelt capacity
480 shots/minFire rate
2 cm/65 C/38 automatic cannon7 x Turret
2000 roundsAmmunition
40 roundsBelt capacity
480 shots/minFire rate
2 x 2 cm/65 Flakzwilling 38 automatic cannon6 x Turret
4000 roundsAmmunition
40 roundsBelt capacity
501 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
6 x 533 mm G7a torpedoSetup 1
100000 Rp icon.pngResearch
310000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png0/5100 / 6630/3620 / 4706Repair
90000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
310000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1200 Ge icon.pngAces
178 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png340 % Sl icon.png270 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage Nürnberg.jpg

The 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

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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


Primary armament

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Secondary armament

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Anti-aircraft armament

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Torpedo armament

Main article: G7a (533 mm)

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Usage in battles

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Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 15 cm Spgr. L/4.4 Bdz (m.Hb) Anti-Air Armament Targeting
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 15 cm Spgr. L/4.5 Zt.Z 8.8 cm Sprgr. L/4.5 Zt.Z Auxiliary Armament Targeting
III Propeller Replacement Shrapnel Protection Ventilation 15 cm Pzgr. L/3.7 (m.Hb) Improved Rangefinder Primary Armament Targeting
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Ammo Wetting Torpedo Mode

Pros and cons

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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 Nurnberg,

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]

Nurnberg 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.


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See also

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External links


  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