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Launching ceremony of Admiral Hipper, Blohm und Voss shipyard, Hamburg, Germany, 6 Feb 1937; note Wilhelm Gustloff in backgroundGerman hulk Amazone (left) and German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper (right) at Blohm und Voss shipyard, Hamburg, Germany, 1939
Launching ceremony of Admiral Hipper, Blohm und Voss shipyard, Hamburg, Germany, 6 Feb 1937; note Wilhelm Gustloff in backgroundGerman hulk Amazone (left) and German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper (right) at Blohm und Voss shipyard, Hamburg, Germany, 1939
Heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper embarking German troops for the invasion of Norway, 6 Apr 1940German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper or Bl├╝cher in the North Sea en route to Oslo, Norway, 8 Apr 1940; photo taken from light cruiser Emden seen in the foreground
Heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper embarking German troops for the invasion of Norway, 6 Apr 1940German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper or Bl├╝cher in the North Sea en route to Oslo, Norway, 8 Apr 1940; photo taken from light cruiser Emden seen in the foreground
Heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper and destroyers in a Norwegian fjord, photographed from Tirpitz, circa 1942Heavy cruisers Admiral Hipper and Admiral Scheer leaving a Norwegian fjord, photographed from Tirpitz, circa 1942
Heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper and destroyers in a Norwegian fjord, photographed from Tirpitz, circa 1942Heavy cruisers Admiral Hipper and Admiral Scheer leaving a Norwegian fjord, photographed from Tirpitz, circa 1942
German cruiser Admiral Hipper in dry dock at Kiel, Germany after being captured by the Allies, 19 May 1945. Note German attempts at camouflage and damage from Allied bombing.
German cruiser Admiral Hipper in dry dock at Kiel, Germany after being captured by the Allies, 19 May 1945. Note German attempts at camouflage and damage from Allied bombing.
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