Ship ClassH-class Battleship
BuilderDeutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG
Yard Number981
Slip/Drydock NumberV
Ordered14 Apr 1939
Laid Down1 Sep 1939
Displacement53,400 tons standard; 63,596 tons full
Length873 feet
Beam121 feet
Draft12 feet
MachineryTwelve MAN 9cyl double acting 2-stroke diesel engines
Bunkerage8,700t diesel oil
Power Output165,000 shaft horsepower
Speed30 knots
Range19,200nm at 19 knots, 7,000nm at 28 knots
Armament4x2x40.6cm SK C/34 guns, 6x2x15cm L/55 C28 guns, 16x2x10.5cm L/65 C33 anti-aircraft guns, 8x2x3.7cm L/83 C33 anti-aircraft guns, 6x4x2cm C38 anti-aircraft guns, 6x53.3cm submerged bow torpedo tubes
Armor300mm main belt, 145mm upper belt, 220mm bulkheads, 365mm barbettes, 385mm turret face, 350mm coning tower, 50-80mm decks
Aircraft Catapult1


ww2dbaseBattleship J, a fast battleship designed to be 277.8 meters (911 feet and 5 inches) long and displacing 53,400 tons, was laid down at the Deschimag shipyard in Bremen, Germany on 1 Sep 1939, the same day that the European War broke out. She was projected to be launched in mid 1941 and projected to be commissioned into service in late 1943. Work came to a halt on 30 Sep 1939 when other war demands were prioritized over battleship construction. She was ultimately canceled by the High Command of the German Navy in Nov 1941. At that time, only 40 tons of steel had been used, and most of the metal were recovered and redirected for other war related purposes.

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14 Apr 1939 The construction of battleship J was ordered.
1 Sep 1939 The keel of battleship J was laid down at the Deschimag shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
30 Sep 1939 The construction of battleship J was suspended.

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