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German light cruiser Köln underway in confined waters, circa 1930, photo 1 of 2; note off-centerline positioning of turretsGerman light cruiser Köln underway in confined waters, circa 1930, photo 2 of 2
German light cruiser Köln underway in confined waters, circa 1930, photo 1 of 2; note off-centerline positioning of turretsGerman light cruiser Köln underway in confined waters, circa 1930, photo 2 of 2
Light cruiser Köln underway, circa early 1930s; this photo was presented as a gift to Mrs. Ruth M. Bence at the time of the shipView of the stern of light cruiser Köln, with men manning her rails, 1935
Light cruiser Köln underway, circa early 1930s; this photo was presented as a gift to Mrs. Ruth M. Bence at the time of the ship's visit to Guam, Mariana Islands in late Jun 1933View of the stern of light cruiser Köln, with men manning her rails, 1935
Light cruiser Köln underway with her rails manned, circa 1936; note the heraldic shield mounted on her bowLight cruiser Köln underway, late 1930s; note He 60 floatplane flying above
Light cruiser Köln underway with her rails manned, circa 1936; note the heraldic shield mounted on her bowLight cruiser Köln underway, late 1930s; note He 60 floatplane flying above
German light cruiser Köln as photographed by a RAF aircraft from Thorney Island in Southern England, United Kingdom, 2 Mar 1939Painting
German light cruiser Köln as photographed by a RAF aircraft from Thorney Island in Southern England, United Kingdom, 2 Mar 1939Painting 'Conquest of Bergen by German Light Cruisers' by Adolf Bock, 1941, depicting light cruisers Köln and Königsberg landing troops at Bergen, Norway, on 9 Apr 1940
RAF reconnaissance photo showing Köln moored in the Fćtten Fjord northeast of Trondheim, Norway, 19 Jul 1942, photo 1 of 3RAF reconnaissance photo showing Köln moored in the Fćtten Fjord northeast of Trondheim, Norway, 19 Jul 1942, photo 2 of 3
RAF reconnaissance photo showing Köln moored in the Fćtten Fjord northeast of Trondheim, Norway, 19 Jul 1942, photo 1 of 3RAF reconnaissance photo showing Köln moored in the Fćtten Fjord northeast of Trondheim, Norway, 19 Jul 1942, photo 2 of 3
RAF reconnaissance photo showing Köln moored in the Fćtten Fjord northeast of Trondheim, Norway, 19 Jul 1942, photo 3 of 3Plan for making a recognition model for German light cruiser Köln, probably prepared by the US Navy
RAF reconnaissance photo showing Köln moored in the Fćtten Fjord northeast of Trondheim, Norway, 19 Jul 1942, photo 3 of 3Plan for making a recognition model for German light cruiser Köln, probably prepared by the US Navy's Office of Naval Intelligence, Nov 1942
Recognition drawing for German light cruiser Köln, probably prepared by the US Navy
Recognition drawing for German light cruiser Köln, probably prepared by the US Navy's Office of Naval Intelligence
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