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    World War 2 German Navy Warships and Submarines (1939-1945)

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/6/2016

    The German waterforce was made all the more lethal by the U-Boat scourge in the Atlantic, the rise of the "Pocket Battleship" and the mighty KMS Bismarck.





    There are a total of (25) World War 2 German Navy Warships and Submarines (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1944
    Biber (Beaver)
    All of the major naval powers of World War 2 (1939-1945) utilized some sort of submersible "midget" ... [Read More]
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    1938
    Graf Zeppelin (Flugzeugtrager A)
    Nazi Germanys first and only carriers were proposed as part of the Z plan for the buildup of the fle... [Read More]
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    1941
    HMS Audacity (D10)
    The British navy has always produced ships that were on the leading edge of naval technology - HMS V... [Read More]
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    1936
    KMS Admiral Graf Spee
    The Admiral Graf Spee was a pre-World War 2 vessel of the Deutschland-class of German warships. She ... [Read More]
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    1939
    KMS Admiral Hipper
    The Admiral Hipper was classified as a "heavy cruiser" type vessel and commissioned in April 1939, t... [Read More]
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    1934
    KMS Admiral Scheer
    Admiral Scheer was the second of the three Deutschland class heavy cruisers ordered and funded by th... [Read More]
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    1940
    KMS Bismarck
    The KMS Bismarck is undoubtedly one of the most famous sea-going vessels of the 20th Century. The Ge... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the KMS Bismarck

    1933
    KMS Deutschland / Lutzow
    KMS Deutschland (later becoming the KMS Lutzow) was the lead ship of her class first ordered in 1928... [Read More]
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    1939
    KMS Scharnhorst
    After World War 1 the British Royal Navy continued to guard its trade routes with a powerful fleet o... [Read More]
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    1941
    KMS Tirpitz
    By 1935, Germany - now under the firm control of Adolf Hitler - backed out of the Treaty of Versaill... [Read More]
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    1943
    Neger
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    1932
    Raumboote (R-Boot)
    For the German military of World War 2 (1939-1945), victory was not only to be had on land and in th... [Read More]
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    1932
    Schnellboot (S-Boot) / (E-Boat)
    The history of the German Navy "S- Boot" began with the World War 1 "Treaty of Versailles" written i... [Read More]
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    1915
    SMS Mowe
    In the city of Sarajevo in 1914, Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated b... [Read More]
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    1908
    SMS Schleswig-Holstein
    The SMS Schleswig-Holstein was a storied vessel of the German Navy that managed to survive all of Wo... [Read More]
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    1936
    Type I U-Boat
    Prior to the more advanced classes of German U-boats to see service in World War 2 (1939-1945), the ... [Read More]
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    1938
    Type IX U-Boat
    The German Kriegsmarine paid a heavy price for their actions in World War 2, with most of her Type I... [Read More]
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    1936
    Type VII U-Boat
    Type VII u-boats made up a large part of the u-boat fighting force in the Atlantic. This class of fi... [Read More]
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    1944
    Type XXI U-Boat
    The Type XXI series of German U-boats were a revolutionary design of fighting boats brought about in... [Read More]
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    1944
    Type XXIII U-Boat
    The Kriegsmarine Type XXIII were developed as smallish coastal submarines to operate in the shallow ... [Read More]
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    1944
    Type XXVII Seehund (Seal)
    The Seehund (or "Seal") was the most successful of the several Nazi Kriegsmarine attempts to perfect... [Read More]
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    1936
    U-boat U-25 (Type IA)
    Following World War 1 (1914-1918), the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 developed the Treaty of Versai... [Read More]
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    1941
    U-boat U-505 (Type IXC)
    U-505 served the German Kriegsmarine (Navy) during World War 2. She is infamously remembered for one... [Read More]
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    1937
    Z17 Diether von Roeder
    The 1936 Type Diether von Roeder destroyer was a trim looking ship with a clipper bow and long forec... [Read More]
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    1937
    Z4 Richard Beitzen
    The Zerstorer (Destroyer) Type 1934 class was the first group of destroyers built in Germany after t... [Read More]
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