Scharnhorst class battlecruisers (German, 1936)

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Scharnhorst class battlecruisers

specifications

Displacement: 34,841t standard; 38,900t deep load
Dimensions: 226.00m wl, 229.80m oa x 30.00m x 8.23m, 9.91m max
Machinery: 3-shaft Brown-Boveri (Gneisenau Germania) geared turbines, 12 Wagner boilers, 165,000shp = 32kts
Armour: Belt 13¾in-6¾in, torpedo bulkhead 1¾in, deck 2in, armoured deck 3in, slope 4in, main turrets 14in-6in, secondary turrets 5½in-2in, gunshields 2in, CT 13¾in-4in
Armament: 9-280mm/54.5 C28 (3x3), 12-150mm/55 C28 (4x2, 4x1), 14-105mm/65 C33 (7x2), 16-37mm/83 C33 (8x2), 8-20mm C30, 3-4 aircraft
Complement: 1669-1840

units

Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Note
Scharnhorst Wilhelmshaven DYd 16 May 1935 30 Jun 1936 7 Jan 1939 26 Dec 1943 Sunk off North Cape
Gneisenau Deutsch Werke, Kiel 3 May 1935 8 Dec 1936 21 May 1938 28 Mar 1945 Scuttled at Gotenhafen