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Ship ClassLeipzig-class Light Cruiser
Builder NameDeutsche Werke Kiel
Yard Number234
Slip/Drydock NumberII
Ordered16 Jun 1933
Laid Down4 Nov 1933
Launched6 Dec 1934
Commissioned2 Nov 1935
Decommissioned7 May 1945
Displacement6,520 tons standard; 9,040 tons full
Length594 feet
Beam52 feet
Draft19 feet
Machinery2 turbines and a MAN diesel engine, 3 screws
Power Output78,400 SHP
Speed32 knots
Range2,400nm at 13 knots
Armament9x15cm, 4x8.8cm, 2x4cm, 4x3.7cm, 29x2cm machine guns, 6x53.3cm torpedoes, 120 mines
Armor20mm deck, 15-50mm belt, 60mm command tower, 20-80mm turrets
Aircraft2 Arado Ar 196 aircraft
Recommissioned by USSR5 Nov 1945
Decommissioned by USSR1 Feb 1959


ww2dbaseLight cruiser Nürnberg entered German naval service at the end of 1935. During the night of 12-13 Dec 1939, while operating off the British North Sea coast with her sister ship Leipzig, they were torpedoed by British ship Salmon. She was placed in repair as a result until May 1940. She served as a patrol ship in the Baltic Sea and off Norway in the North Atlantic until the end of the war. She was surrendered at Copenhagen, Denmark when the war ended. She was claimed by Russia as spoil of war and was officially listed on Russian roster on 5 Nov 1945, and on 5 Jan 1946 she was renamed to Admiral Makarov. She served as the flagship of the Russian 8th Fleet until 1955. She served a few years as a training cruiser in the late 1950s before being decommissioned in Feb 1959.

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Last Major Revision: Aug 2006

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2 Nov 1935 Nürnberg was commissioned into service.
7 May 1945 Nürnberg was decommissioned from service.


Nürnberg on slip II, Deutsche Werke Kiel, Germany, Nov 1933-Feb 1934Nürnberg at Copenhagen, Denmark, 1945

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Peter K. says:
20 Jan 2007 04:35:32 AM

The pic show NRNBERG prewar, not at Kopenhagen in 1945! (He60-aircraft, no radar equipment, all TT, etc.)

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