Ship ClassM-class Light Cruiser
Planned BuilderF. Schichau Danzig
Planned Yard Number129
Planned Slip/Drydock NumberV
Ordered1 Oct 1941
Projected Keel Laying1 Jan 1944
Projected Launch1 Jul 1945
Projected Completion1 Jul 1946
Displacement8,500 tons standard
Length600 feet
Beam56 feet
Draft18 feet
Speed35 knots
Range8,000nm at 19 knots
Armament4x2x15cm guns, 2x2x8.8cm anti-aicraft guns, 4x2x3.7cm anti-aicraft guns, 4x2cm anti-aicraft guns, 8x53cm torpedo tubes, 60 mines
Armor50mm belt, 20mm deck, 20-35mm turret roof, 80mm turret face, 25mm turret sides, 50mm conning tower roof, 100mm conning tower sides
Aircraft2x Arado 196 seaplanes


This article refers to a planned ship that was not actually built.

ww2dbaseN was one of the 6 M1-class light cruisers that the German Navy planned but never launched. Like her five sisters, she was intended to be used as a fast merchant raider. Her keel was laid down in 1938, but the work ceased on on 21 Sep 1939. She was broken up shortly after. Her second keel laying was nominally re-scheduled for 1944, but even in 1939 German Navy leadership had a sense that the ship was never to be built.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: May 2020

Light Cruiser N Interactive Map

N Operational Timeline

21 Sep 1939 The work on light cruiser N ceased at Kriegsmarinewerft in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

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