US Plan of the Seydlitz as Heavy Cruiser

US Plan of the Seydlitz as Heavy Cruiser

This plan from a US Recognition magazine of 1944 shows the German heavy cruiser Seydlitz in her original layout as an Admiral Hipper class cruiser. In June 1942, when she was almost complete, the Germans decided to turn her into an aircraft carrier, and by the start of 1943 the superstructure had been removed. However early in the year Hitler cancelled all work on carriers, so by 1944 the Seydlitz was an abandoned hulk at Konigsberg.

Heavy Cruisers of the Admiral Hipper Class, Gerhard Koop and Klaus-Peter SchmolkeHeavy Cruisers of the Admiral Hipper Class, Gerhard Koop and Klaus-Peter Schmolke. Looks at the three heavy cruisers that served with the German Navy during the Second World War, and the two members of the class that were never completed. Includes development histories, service histories and an impressive collection of photographs and plans. [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (30 December 2018), US Plan of the Seydlitz as Heavy Cruiser , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_plan_seydlitz.html

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