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NÜRNBERG light cruiser (1935)

Nürnberg 1939

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Nürnberg 234 Deutsche Werke, Kiel 1933 6/12/1934 2/11/1935 surrendered 5/1945, to Soviet Union 1/1946 (Адмирал Макаров <Admiral Makarov>)

  

Displacement standard, t

7040

Displacement full, t

8900

Length, m

170.0 wl 181.3 oa

Breadth, m

16.4

Draught, m

4.90 mean 6.40 max

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Germania geared steam turbines, 8 Marine boilers, 4 MAN 2-stroke 7-cylinders double action diesels MAN

Power, h. p.

60000+12400=72400

Max speed, kts

31+18=32

Fuel, t

oil 1100, diesel oil 348

Endurance, nm(kts) 2800(16.5) under turbines + 3900(10) under diesels

Armour, mm

belt: 50 - 18, bulkheads: 70, deck: 25 - 20, turrets: 80 - 20, barbettes: 60, CT: 100 - 30

Armament

3 x 3 - 149/57 SK C/25, 4 x 2 - 88/72 SK C/32, 4 x 2 - 37/80 SK C/30, 4 x 1 - 20/65 C/30, 4 x 3 - 533 TT, 1 catapult, 2 seaplanes (He60), 120 mines

Complement

896

Ship project history: Nürnberg ("cruiser F", or "Ersatz Nymphe") as a whole repeated Leipzig, from which, in particular, without changes the machinery was borrowed, but differed by more developed superstructures. Protection scheme remained former, but thickness of belt in a bow was moderated to 18mm; besides, at ship ends lower deck had 10mm protection, the thickness of turret faces was increased to 80mm, and rears to 32-35mm. Protection of barbettes was improved. The structure and arrangement of main artillery were stored, antiaircraft armament was strengthened thanks to fitting of fourth 88mm twin mount. Because of increased top weight stability has seriously worsened.

Ship protection: 18°-inclined inner 50mm belt extended between end turrets and closed by 70mm bulkheads fwd from fore and aft from aft turrets. Fore ship end was protected by 18mm belt, aft end by 35mm. Belt was connected with 15mm anti-torpedo longitudinal bulkhead by 10mm slope. 20mm flat main deck placed on upper belts edge level and was connected with lower edge of the belt by 25mm thick curved outer parts, 25mm sloped part protected steering gear compartment. Lower deck at ship ends had 10mm thickness. Turrets had 80mm faces, 35-32mm rears and 20mm sides and roofs. Barbettes had 60mm armor. CT had 100-50mm sides, 50mm roof and 50mm communication tube. There was 20mm fore bulkhead.

Modernizations: Spring 1941: - 2 x 3 - 533 TT; + FuMO 21 radar

8/1942: - 4 x 1 - 20/65, 1 catapult with seaplanes; + 2 x 2 - 37/80 SK C/30, 2 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 5 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, FuMO 22 radar

1944: - 5 x 1 - 20/65; + 2 x 1 - 40/56 FlaK 28, 10 x 2 - 20/65 C/38

early 1945: - FuMO 22 radar; + FuMO 25, FuMO 63 radars

Naval service: 13/12/1939 Nürnberg was torpedoed by British submarine Salmon and was under repair four months; on reparations she was transferred to the USSR as Admiral Makarov and BU in 1960.

Nürnberg 1937

 

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