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Online Library of Selected Images:
GERMAN NAVAL SHIPS
The German Naval Ships section of the Online Library
provides ready access to pictures of ships and named craft which
have served in the naval forces of the German Empire, the Weimar
Republic, the Nazi regime and the Federal Republic.
This page lists all Named German naval ships whose
photos are available in the Online Library.
If the ship you want is not listed on this page, contact the
concerning other research options.
Ships of the German Navy are listed below in alphabetical
order. Scan down the list until you find the ship you want, then
click its entry to access appropriate image pages.
- Adler (Gunboat,
- Admiral Graf Spee (Armored Ship, 1936-1939)
- Bismarck (Battleship,
- Carola (Corvette, later Training Ship, 1881-1906)
- Eber (Gunboat,
- Hessen (Battleship, later Target Ship, 1905-1945)
- Karlsruhe (Light Cruiser, 1929-1940)
- Köln (Light Cruiser, 1930-1945)
- Königsberg (Light Cruiser, 1929-1940)
- Kronprinz Wilhelm (Auxiliary Cruiser, 1914-15). Originally a Passenger Liner
- Mölders (Guided Missile Destroyer, 1969-2005)
- Olga (Corvette, later Training Ship, 1881-1906)
- Prinz Eitel Friedrich (Auxiliary Cruiser, 1914-15). Originally a Passenger Liner
- Rommel (Guided Missile Destroyer, 1970-2004)
- Scharnhorst (Armored Cruiser,
- Scharnhorst (Battleship,
- Schlesien (Battleship,
- Seydlitz (Battle Cruiser, 1913-1919)
- Seydlitz (Heavy Cruiser, launched 1939 but not completed)
- Tirpitz (Battleship,
- U-47 (Submarine, 1938-1941)
- U-152 (Submarine, 1917-1918)
- U-571 (Submarine, 1941-1944)
- U-2513 (Submarine, 1944)
- U-3008 (Submarine, 1945)
NOTES:To the best of our knowledge, the Online Library's pictures
are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded
and used for any purpose.
Some images linked from this page may bear obsolete credit lines
citing the organization name: "Naval Historical Center".
Effective 1 December 2008 the name should be cited as: "Naval
History and Heritage Command".
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Page made 12 April 2000
New ship added 28 February 2010