KMS Konigsberg

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KMS Konigsberg of the K class Cruisers was built at Wilhelmshaven  navy yard. and laid down on the 12th April 1926 , launched 26th march 1927 and completed 17th April 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.  at the outbreak of world war two, KMS Konigsberg  undertook mine laying duties in the North sea and became the flagship of the Senior Officer of the scouting Forces.   on the 9th April 1904 during the Norwegian campaign she joined Task Force 3 for the invasion of Bergen. and was damaged by shore based artillery, during the landing operations.   she remained at  Bergen as part of the local defense forces. while the rest of task force 3 returned to Germany. While at Bergen she was attacked by British Fleet Air Arm  Skuas on the 10th April 1940. which started major fires onboard she was put out of action.  In 1943 the wreck was re flotted and dry docked, but capsized on the 22nd September 1944 and abandoned  and finally broken up. 

Displacement: 6650 tons.  8130 tons deep load.  Speed: 32 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.

Konigsberg, 1929.

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Konigsberg.

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Konigsberg.  Photo sent in by Todd Ahearn

Konigsberg at Kiel.

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Konigsberg.  Sent in by Carl Proctor

Konigsberg.  Sent in by Carl Proctor

K?igsberg

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K?igsberg firing her guns.

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