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KRIEGSMARINE LIGHT CRUISERS
(Leichte Kreuzer)

Kriegsmarine Light Cruisers
The light cruisers Köln and Emden in the Baltic Sea in 1941.

Emden Class
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Commd. Fate
EMDEN Marinewerft,
Wilhelmshaven
08.12.1921 07.01.1925 15.10.1925 Bombed in Kiel 14.04.1945
Scuttled 03.05.1945

"K" Class
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Commd. Fate
KÖNIGSBERG Marinewerft,
Wilhelmshaven
12.04.1926 26.03.1927 17.04.1929 Bombed in Bergen
10.04.1940
KARLSRUHE Deutsche Werke,
Kiel
27.07.1926 20.08.1927 06.11.1929 Torpedoed south of Kristiansand
09.04.1940
KÖLN Marinewerft,
Wilhelmshaven
07.08.1926 23.05.1928 15.01.1930 Bombed in Wilhelmshaven
30.03.1945
Decommissioned 06.04.1945

Leipzig Class
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Commd. Fate
LEIPZIG Marinewerft,
Wilhelmshaven
18.04.1928 18.10.1929 08.10.1931 Scuttled 16.12.1946
NÜRNBERG Deutsche Werke,
Kiel
04.11.1933 08.12.1934 02.11.1935 To USSR 1946

M Class
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Commd. Fate
KREUZER M Deutsche Werke,
Kiel
01.11.1938 - (Planned for 01.05.1942) Scrapped on slip
KREUZER N Kriegsarinewerft,
Wilhelmshaven
??.??.1938 - (Planned for 1942) Scrapped on slip
KREUZER O Germaniawerft,
Kiel
10.03.1939 - (Planned for 1943) Scrapped on slip
KREUZER P Germaniawerft,
Kiel
- - (Planned for 1943) Canceled
KREUZER Q Schichau,
Danzig
- - (Planned for 1943) Canceled
KREUZER R Deutsche Werke,
Kiel
- - (Planned for 01.04.1944) Canceled




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