(CL) Koenigsberg Class

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(CL) Koenigsberg Class

Post  Hunterman009 on Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:06 am

Specifications:

Class and type: Königsberg
Displacement: 7,700 tons
Length: 174 m
Beam: 15.3 m
Draught: 6.28 m
Propulsion: 3 shafts driven by 4 MAN 10-cylinder diesels (cruising) or 2 geared turbines;68000 shp
Speed: 32 knots
Range: 7300 nmi at 17 knots
Complement: 514 - 850
Sensors and
processing systems: Seetakt radar from 1936[1]

Armament:


Armament: 3 × 3 15 cm SK C/25 guns
6 × 88 mm anti-aircraft guns
8 × 3.7 cm SK C/30 anti-aircraft guns
8 × 20 mm anti-aircraft guns
12 × 533 mm torpedoes
120 mines
Armor: command tower: 100 mm
deck: 40 mm,
turrets: 20 mm,
belt: 50-70 mm,
internal boiler room sides
Aircraft carried: 2 Heinkel He 60 floatplanes

History:


Königsberg was a light cruiser of the German K class in the German Reichsmarine and Kriegsmarine. Her sisterships were Köln and Karlsruhe.

After a number of foreign visits in the 1930s, the ship operated along the Spanish coast from November 1936 to January 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. Her design and construction rendered her poorly suited to commerce raiding or deep-water operations, and when war broke out in September 1939 she was assigned to duty as a torpedo training ship in the Baltic and subsequently used for mining operations in the North Sea (Operation "Westwall").

This information and more can be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_cruiser_K%C3%B6nigsberg
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