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Ship ClassM-class Light Cruiser
Planned BuilderF. Schichau Danzig
Planned Slip/Drydock NumberIV
Ordered1 Dec 1941
Projected Keel Laying1 Jun 1944
Projected Launch1 Nov 1945
Projected Completion1 Dec 1946
Displacement9,300 tons standard
Length643 feet
Beam59 feet
Draft18 feet
Speed36 knots
Range12,000nm at 19 knots
Armament4x2x15cm guns, 2x2x8.8cm anti-aicraft guns, 4x2x3.7cm anti-aicraft guns, 4x2cm anti-aicraft guns, 8x53cm torpedo tubes, 60 mines
Armor50mm belt, 20mm deck, 20-35mm turret roof, 80mm turret face, 25mm turret sides, 50mm conning tower roof, 100mm conning tower sides
Aircraft2x Arado 196 seaplanes


This article refers to a planned ship that was not actually built.

ww2dbaseQ was one of the 6 M1-class light cruisers that the German Navy planned but never built. She was among the two that were to be larger than the other four. Like her sisters, she was intended to be used as a fast merchant raider. No work ever started on her.

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