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German Armed Forces Research 1918-1945

Leicht Kreuzer Nurnberg


1934: Laid down

06 Dec, 1934: Launched

02 Nov, 1935: Commissioned

01 Sep, 1939: Attached to Reconnaissance Forces, of Naval Group Command East with Leipzig and Koln.

02 Sep, 1939: Reconnaissance Force transferred to North Sea.

03-20 Sep, 1939: Participated in laying of Westwall mine barrage in North Sea with Leipzig, Koln, Konigsberg and Emden, 16xDD 10xTB & 3xML

12-13 Nov, 1939: Nurnberg and Konigsberg with 4xTB met 4xDD returning from offensive mining operation off the Thames and escorted them back to port.

17-18 Nov, 1939: Reconnaissance Force (Leipzig, Nurnberg and 2xTB meet destroyer mining force near Terscheiling Bank in North Sea and escorted them back to port.

4-6 Dec, 1939: Nurnberg conducted a mining operation off Kristiansand.

13 Dec, 1939: Leipzig, Nurnberg and Koln sortied to meet destroyer mining force in North. Before meeting takes place, RN SS Salmon attacks and hits Nurnberg in her bow as well as Leipzig midships at 1124 hours. Under repair until June 40.

13 Jun, 1940: Nurnberg arrived at Trondheim from Germany.

25-28 Jul, 1940: Nurnberg with 4xDD and 5xTB escorted Gneisenau from Trondheim to Kiel.

23 Sep, 1941: Baltic Fleet (Tiripitz, Admiral Sheer, Koln, Nurnberg, 3xDD and 5xTB sailed from Swinemunde to Aaland Sea to block possible attempt by Soviet units to escape

29 Sep, 1941: Units returned to Gotenhafen.

1941-1942: Operated as cadet training ship in Baltic. Six torpedo tubes removed.

Nov, 1942: Returned to Norway.

29 Apr, 1943: Sailed from Harstad to Trondheim escorted by 1xDD and 2xTB

4 May, 1943: Moved from Trondheim to Kiel.

1944-1945: Again employed as cadet training ship in Baltic.

13/14 Jan, 1945: Laid defensive minefield Titus I in North Sea with ML, 2xDD and 2xTB. British air attacks were beaten off.

May, 1945: Surrendered in Copenhagen.

Jan, 1946: Handed over to Soviet Union and renamed Admiral Makarov

1954?: Scrapped.
Displacement, standard/full load (tons): 6,520/8,380
Length, oa, wl: 181.3/170m
Beam/draught: 16.3/6.4m
Machinery: 3 shafts, geared turbines, 8 boilers, 60,000shp, 31 knots, 4 diesels,
12,400bhp, 32 knots.
Max Armor, Belt/deck/turrets/CT: 152/19/95/102 mm
Main Battery: 9x150mm/60 C28 (5.9")
Anti Air Battery: 8x88/45, 8x37/83 C30, 8x20mm C30 (3.46", 1.45")
Torpedo: 12x533mm (4x3) (19.7")
Aircraft: 2
Crew: 896