Lützow

CountryGermany
Ship ClassAdmiral Hipper-class Heavy Cruiser
BuilderDeutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG
Yard Number941
Slip/Drydock NumberIV
Ordered18 Jul 1936
Laid Down2 Aug 1937
Launched1 Jul 1939

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Lützow Operational Timeline

2 Aug 1937 The keel of Lützow was laid down at the Deschimag shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
1 Jul 1939 Lützow was launched at the Deschimag shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
22 Mar 1943 Jaguar and Greif escorted heavy cruiser Lützow and light cruiser Nürnberg out of Bogen Bay, Norway.
24 Mar 1943 Jaguar and Greif, escorting heavy cruiser Lützow and light cruiser Nürnberg, arrived at Altafjord, Norway.
28 Jun 1944 Z35 and Z36 escorted heavy cruiser Lützow for the island of Utö, Finland, but the sortie would be canceled after her departure.
10 Oct 1944 Z35 and Z36 began escorting heavy cruisers Lützow and Prinz Eugen as the cruiser shelled Soviet targets in the areas of Klaipėda (German: Memel) and Liepāja (German: Libau), Latvia.
15 Oct 1944 Z35 and Z36 completed the escorting of heavy cruisers Lützow and Prinz Eugen as the cruiser shelled Soviet targets in the areas of Klaipėda (German: Memel) and Liepāja (German: Libau), Latvia.
7 Mar 1945 Z43 escorted heavy cruisers Admiral Scheer and Lützow from Danzig Bay to Swinemünde, Germany (now Świnoujście, Poland).
27 Mar 1945 Heavy cruiser Lützow, destroyer Z43, and other German ships began shelling Soviet positions on the coast of the Danzig Bay.
7 Apr 1945 Heavy cruiser Lützow, destroyer Z43, and other German ships completed the shelling Soviet positions on the coast of the Danzig Bay.

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Lützow being prepared for launch, Deschimag shipyard, Bremen, Germany, 1 Jul 1939




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Lützow being prepared for launch, Deschimag shipyard, Bremen, Germany, 1 Jul 1939


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