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Detail view of the massive forward superstructure of the  German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee

Detail view of the massive forward superstructure of the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee

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.

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.

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.

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