List of Kriegsmarine ships

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The list of Kriegsmarine ships includes all ships commissioned into the Kriegsmarine, the navy of Nazi Germany, during its existence from 1935 to the conclusion of World War II in 1945.

See the list of naval ships of Germany for ships in German service throughout the country's history.

Major warships[edit]

Battleships[edit]

  • Bismarck class (42,000 tons, 8 × 380 mm guns)
    • Bismarck, Laid down, 1936, Commissioned 1939, Completed 1941*
    • Tirpitz, Laid Down 1936, Commissioned 1939 Completed 1941*
  • Scharnhorst class (32,000 tons, 9 × 280 mm guns), also referred to as battlecruisers
    • Scharnhorst, Laid down 1934, Commissioned 1936, Completed January, 1939*
    • Gneisenau, Laid down 1934, Commissioned 1936, Completed May 1938*

Pre-dreadnought battleships[edit]

Heavy cruisers[edit]

Light cruisers[edit]

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Destroyers and torpedo boats[edit]

Destroyers[edit]

Torpedo boats[edit]

Auxiliary cruisers[edit]

Mine warfare craft[edit]

Minelayers[edit]

  • Tannenberg 1935 (5,500 tons, 3 × 150mm guns, 460 mines)
  • Brandenburg 1936 (3,900 tons, 3 × 105mm guns, 250 mines)
  • Lothringen 1941 (2,000 tons, 2 × 88mm guns, 200 mines)
  • Niedersachsen 1934 (1,800 tons, 2 × 105mm guns, 260 mines)
  • Romania 1942 (3,152 tons, 4 x 20mm guns, 80 mines)[2][3]
  • Drache 1924 (1,800 tons, 2 × 88mm guns, 120 mines)
  • Brummer 1940 (3 × 10.5 cm guns, 2 × 3.7 cm anti-aircraft guns, 10 × 2 cm anti-aircraft guns, 4 × 46 cm torpedo tubes, 280 mines)
  • Oldenburg 1934 (1,200 tons, 2 × 88mm guns, 145 mines)
  • Kamerun 1939 (370 tons, 2 × 88mm guns, 100 mines)
  • Togo 1939 (370 tons, 2 × 88mm guns, 100 mines)
  • Kiebitz 1943

Sperrbrecher[edit]

Main article: Sperrbrecher
  • Sperrbrecher 1 – Sperrbrecher 100 (5,000 tons, 2 × 88mm guns)

Minesweeper[edit]

  • M1935 class (875 tons, 2 × 105mm guns)
    • M1M69
  • M1940 class (775 tons, 1 × 105mm gun)
    • M70M196
  • M1943 class (825 tons, 2 × 105mm guns)
    • M197M214

R Boats[edit]

Main article: R boat
  • R1 class 1929 (60 tons, 1 × 37mm gun, 6 mines)
    • R1R16
  • R17 class 1934 (115 tons, 1 × 37mm gun, 12 mines)
    • R17R24
  • R25 class 1938 (110 tons, 1 × 37mm gun, 12 mines)
    • R25R40
  • R41 class 1939 (125 tons, 1 × 37mm gun, 12 mines)
    • R41R129
  • R130 class 1940 (150 tons, 1 × 37mm gun, 12 mines)
    • R130R150
  • R151 class 1940 (125 tons, 1 × 37mm gun, 12 mines)
    • R151R217
  • R218 class 1942 (140 tons, 1 × 37mm gun, 16 mines)
    • R218R300
  • R301 class 1942 (160 tons, 1 × 88mm gun, 16 mines, 2 torpedo tubes)
    • R301R312

Mine hunters[edit]

  • KM1KM36

Small craft[edit]

S-boats[edit]

Main article: Schnellboot
  • S1 class (50 tons, 1 × 20mm gun, 2 torpedo tubes)
    • S1S25
  • S26 class (75 tons, 1 × 20mm gun, 2 torpedo tubes)
    • S26S29
  • S30 class (80 tons, 1 × 20mm gun, 2 torpedo tubes)
    • S30S37
  • S38 class (80 tons, 1 × 20mm gun, 2 torpedo tubes)
    • S38S60
  • S38b class (90 tons, 2 × 20mm guns, 2 torpedo tubes)
    • S61S99
  • S100 class (100 tons, 1 × 37mm gun, 2 torpedo tubes)
    • S100S150
  • S151 class (100 tons, 1 × 37mm gun, 2 torpedo tubes)
    • S151S205

U-boats[edit]

Training submarines[edit]

Coastal submarines[edit]

Ocean-going submarines[edit]

Minelaying submarines[edit]

Supply submarines[edit]

Electric boats[edit]

Midget submarines[edit]

  • Seehund (17 tons, 2 × torpedoes)
    • 138 commissioned
  • Hecht (Training)
    • 53 commissioned
  • Biber (6.5 tons, 2 × torpedoes)
    • 324 commissioned
  • Molch (11 tons, 2 × torpedoes)
    • 393 commissioned
  • Delphin (Prototype)
    • 3 commissioned
  • Seeteufel (Prototype)
    • 1 commissioned
  • Schwertwal (Prototype)
    • 1 commissioned

Human torpedoes[edit]

  • Neger (1 × torpedo)
    • 200 commissioned
  • Marder (3 tons, 1 × torpedo)
    • 500 commissioned
  • Hai (Prototype)
    • 1 commissioned

Auxiliary ships[edit]

Troop ships[edit]

Artillery training ships[edit]

  • Bremse 1933 (1,800 tons, 4 × 127mm guns)
  • Brummer 1934 (3,000 tons, 8 × 105mm guns, 480 mines)

Torpedo training ships[edit]

Radio-controlled targets[edit]

Sail training ships[edit]

Floating anti-aircraft batteries[edit]

Escort[edit]

  • F class (700 tons, 2 × 105mm guns)
    • F 1F 10
  • PA class (925 tons, 1 × 105mm gun)
    • PA-1PA-4

Gunboats[edit]

  • LS1LS12
  • The Following Gunboats were generally armed with one 5.9 inch,two 37mm (1×2) and six 20mm (6×1) guns.
  • August 400 tons Launched 1936
  • Berkelstrom
  • Cascade 338 tons Launched 1937
  • Globe 314 tons Launched 1937
  • Hast I
  • Helene 400 tons Launched 1937
  • Joost
  • Kemphaan 343 tons Launched 1936
  • Nijnberg
  • Oostzee 336 tons Launched 1936
  • Ost 565 tons Launched 1939
  • Paraat
  • Polaris 322 tons Launched 1936
  • Robert Muller 399 tons Launched 1936
  • Soemba
  • Trompenberg
  • West
  • West Vlaanderen 346 tons Launched 1927

Blockade runners/Auxiliary minelayers[edit]

Weather ships[edit]

Hospital ships[edit]

Patrol boats[edit]

Main article: Vorpostenboot

Captured foreign warships[edit]

A significant number of foreign warships were captured and recommissioned into the Kriegsmarine. Some were never completed.

  • Clemenceau, captured 1940, launched 1943 (never completed)
  • Faà di Bruno, laid down 1915, captured 1943, commissioned as monitor Biber, surrendered in 1945 and broken up.
  • O 8, captured in 1940, taken into service as U-D1
  • HMS Seal, captured 1940, taken into service as U-B.
  • Sovetskaya Ukraina, laid down 1938, captured 1941 (never completed)

Unfinished Ships[edit]

Aircraft carriers[edit]

  • Graf Zeppelin class
    • Graf Zeppelin, Laid down 1936, commissioned 1938 (85% complete at start of war, never completed)*
    • Flugzeugträger B, (Possible name Peter Strasser) Laid Down 1938, never launched, broken up 1940*

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Heavy cruisers[edit]

  • Seydlitz, (uncompleted, intended for conversion into light aircraft carrier, but never completed)
  • Lützow, (sold uncompleted to Soviet Union in 1940)

Destroyers[edit]

Torpedo boats[edit]

A multitude of other ships also remained unfinished by the end of the war: escorts, gunboats, landing craft, fleet tenders, AA batteries, training ships, auxiliary ships, patrol boats, minelayers, mine hunters, fast torpedo attack boats (E-Boats) and more.

See also[edit]

List of ships of the Second World War

References[edit]

  1. ^ * Janes Fighting Ships of World War Two. 1994 reprint of 1945/46 edition, Cresent Books, Random House, New York
  2. ^ Neculai Pădurariu, Reinhart Schmelzkopf, Die See-Handelsschiffe Rumäniens
  3. ^ H. T. Lenton, German warships of the Second World War, p. 374
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "11. Vorpostenflottille" (in Polish). Piotr Mierzejewski. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Breyer, Stephen, "German Aircraft Carriers", Schiffer Publishing Co, Atglen, PA