11 in 'pocket battleships' Admiral Scheer (foreground) and Lutzow (originally Deutschland) in 1939. Lutzow, the first sister, lacked the tower bridge of Scheer and the third ship, Admiral Graf Spee - later removed from Scheer when she and Lutzow were re-designated as heavy cruisers in 1940. Graf Spee was sunk in December 1939.
5.9 in light cruiser Koln pictured pre-war alongside 11 in pocket battleship Admiral Scheer ('panzerschiffe' / armoured ship or the Germans; later re-classified as a heavy cruiser). Both ships survived almost till the end of WW2 until their 1945 destruction by allied air attack in Wilhelmshaven and Kiel respectively.