KMS Karlsruhe

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KMS Karlsruhe of the K class Cruisers was built at Deutsche Werle, Kiel. and laid down on the 27th July 1926 , launched 20th August 1927 and completed 6th November 1929.  These were the first cruisers of the German navy to incorporate  electric welding technique. and the new triple 5.9 inch (150mm) gun turret. In 1929 became a training ship and made a world cruise. but weakness in her Hull plating meant she had to be refitted and structural repairs at San Diego during the cruise. in April 1936  at the outbreak of world war two, KMS Konigsberg  undertook mine laying duties in the North sea. On the 9th April 1904 during the Norwegian campaign she joined Task Force 4 for the invasion of Kristiansand and Arendal.  On the 9th April 1940 she was torpedoed and damaged by HM Submarine Truant. and later sunk by Torpedoes from German torpedo Boat Grief off Kristiansand.

Displacement: 6650 tons.  8130 tons deep load.  Speed: 30 knots, Range 5,200 miles at  19 knots.   Compliment 820 - 850.  Armament: Nine 5.9 inch  (150mm) guns in (3 x 3)  Six 3.5 inch ( 88mm)  Eight 37mm AA (4 x 2 ) twelve 21 inch Torpedo Tubes ( 4 x 3 )  plus 2 aircraft.

Karlsruhe, 1929.

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Karlsruhe, 1938.

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Karlsruhe.

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Karlsruhe.  

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