Deutschland was ordered by the Reichsmarine from the Deutsche Werke shipyard in Kiel as Ersatz Preussen, as a replacement for the old battleship Preussen. [42] From this point onward, Lützow came under no further fire from the British battlecruisers, though she was flooding badly from two of the hits from Invincible that had struck below the waterline. The gun crew brought up as many shells and propellant charges as could be stored in the working chamber below the turret. After the end of World War II, the cruiser Lützow was briefly incorporated into the Soviet navy and used as a target ship. A full circle has 32 points, each equal to 11.25 degrees; a 16-point turn would be a reversal of direction. Une fois ces réparations effectuées, le navire a été rebaptisé Tallinn et utilisé dans la contre-offensive soviétique autour de Léningrad en 1944. Lützow was so low in the water by 01:30 that water began to flood the forward boiler room. If an internal link for a specific ship led you here, you may wish to change the link to … Due to reports of British submarines and torpedo attacks, Boedicker broke off the chase and turned back east towards the High Seas Fleet. Source: World War 2 album Bibliographie . Il ne fut jamais achevé. Shortly thereafter, a second destroyer, Acasta launched a torpedo at Lützow that missed; in return, Lützow and Derfflinger fired a barrage of 15 cm shells at Acasta, hitting her twice. L'URSS l'a acheté en février 1940 et son transfert a été achevé le 15 avril de la même année. Allemagne envahit l'Union soviétique en juin 1941, https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lützow_(croiseur_lourd,_1939)&oldid=179550804, Portail:Époque contemporaine/Articles liés, Portail:Seconde Guerre mondiale/Articles liés, licence Creative Commons attribution, partage dans les mêmes conditions, comment citer les auteurs et mentionner la licence. [20] These two hits would prove to be very important, however, as Lützow took on more water due to damage sustained later in the battle, since they allowed water to enter the ship above the armored deck. The German Kriegsmarine, Lützow History, Heavy Cruiser, Lützow, Schwerer Kreuzer 1939-1950, Admiral Hipper class. He 60 PzSchiff Deutschland.tif 1,504 × 1,073; 6.16 MB. The Kriegsmarine agreed to the sal [61] In return, she was hit 24 times by British heavy-caliber shells. Burnett quickly decided to withdraw in the face of superior German firepower; his ships were armed with 6 in (150 mm) guns, while Admiral Hipper carried 20.3 cm (8.0 in) guns, and Lützow had 28 cm (11 in) guns. [48] At midnight, there was still hope that the severely wounded Lützow could make it back to harbor. selon les recommandations des projets correspondants. The armament suite was rounded out with four 60 cm (24 in) torpedo tubes, all placed in the hull, below the waterline. In addition, the battlecruiser Gneisenau and the cruiser Lützow were heavily damaged, at least a dozen destroyers had been sunk or damaged, and as many as 14 supply vessels had been lost. Fragments of the Lützow, a German World War Two heavy cruiser which was sunk by the famous British Dambusters squadron in 1945, have been raised from the bottom of a shipping channel in the Szczecin Lagoon. She was named in honor of the Prussian general Ludwig Adolf Wilhelm von Lützow who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. Laid down in 1937 and launched in 1939, she was sold in an incomplete state to the Soviet Union in 1940, missing half of her 8″ guns and most of her superstructure. [33] The ship continued to engage the British battlecruisers as they steamed north toward the Grand Fleet, but had no success during this period. Construction in Germany Ship named after Prussian general Ludwig Adolf Wilhelm von Lützow who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. Originally named Deutschland, the Lützow was one of three armoured ships – the so-called “pocket battleships” – laid down between 1928 and 1931.Deutschland was the first of the class, being launched in May 1931 and completed in April 1933. Shipwrecks and maritime incidents in June 1916, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=SMS_Lützow&oldid=1007558161, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing explicitly cited English-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 26,741 t (26,319 long tons; 29,477 short tons) design load, This page was last edited on 18 February 2021, at 19:44. Hitler saw the battle of the surface raiders in the Barents Sea as the perfect mission for success. Scheer hoped that in the foggy darkness, Lützow could evade detection and successfully return to a German port. The British cruisers turned toward Lützow and came under fire from both German cruisers. [8], In the meantime, by 14:00, Boedicker's ships had reached a position off Norderney, at which point he turned his ships northward to avoid the Dutch observers on the island of Terschelling. As a result, Lützow saw very little action during the war. In the span of eight minutes, Invincible scored eight hits on Lützow; these hits were mainly concentrated in the ship's bow and were the primary cause of the flooding that would eventually cause her to sink. By 16:00, Seydlitz was clear of imminent danger, so the ship stopped to allow Boedicker to disembark. If he chose to use his dreadnoughts and battlecruisers to cover their retreat, he would have subjected his strongest ships to overwhelming British fire. Konteradmiral Franz von Hipper, the commander of I Scouting Group, was away on sick leave, so the German ships were under the command of Boedicker. [34] Later, at 19:05, she scored one hit on Lion. The British Admiralty was made aware of the German sortie through the interception of German wireless signals, and deployed the Grand Fleet at 15:50. Konteradmiral (Rear Admiral) Friedrich Boedicker, the deputy commander of I Scouting Group, temporarily raised his flag aboard the ship from 29 March to 11 April. The KriegsmarineKriegsmarine [2], Lützow was 210.4 m (690 ft 3 in) long overall and had a beam of 29 m (95 ft 2 in) and a draft of 9.2 m (30 ft 2 in) forward and 9.56 m (31 ft 4 in) aft. Several ships can be described as the German cruiser Lützow : SMS Lützow, launched in 1913, battlecruiser which was scuttled after the battle of Jutland German cruiser Lützow (1939), launched in 1939, sold incomplete to the Soviet Union German cruiser Lützow (1940), launched in 1931 as Deutschland she was renamed Lützow in 1940 She took part in only one bombardment operation: the Bombardment of Yarmouth and Lowestoft on 24–25 April 1916, after which she became Admiral Franz von Hipper's flagship. The second hit disabled the electric training gear of the rearmost turret, which now had to be operated by hand. Later on, during the course of the Second World War, both her name and classification were changed to Lützow and heavy cruiser respectively. In the process, a single 6 in shell from one of the shore batteries struck Moltke, but the ship sustained no significant damage. (en) Cet article est partiellement ou en totalité issu de l’article de Wikipédia en anglais intitulé « German cruiser Lützow (1939) » (voir la liste des auteurs). While on this operation, a British submarine attempted to torpedo Lützow without success. [43], By 19:30, the High Seas Fleet, which was by that point pursuing the British battlecruisers, had not yet encountered the Grand Fleet. With her bow thoroughly flooded, the ship was unable to make the return voyage to Germany; her crew was evacuated and she was sunk by torpedoes fired by one of her escorts, the torpedo boat G38. In return, both Lützow and Derfflinger concentrated their fire on Invincible, and 19:33, Lützow's third salvo penetrated Invincible's center turret and ignited the magazine; the ship disappeared in a series of massive explosions. The cruiser was finally flooded in 1949. [41] By 19:24, the 3rd Battlecruiser Squadron had formed up with Beatty's remaining battlecruisers ahead of the German line. On 13 September, she began her trials, including torpedo firing tests on 15 September and gunnery tests on 6 October. [51], As the German fleet began to withdraw after nightfall, Lützow, steaming at 15 knots,[52] attempted to pass behind the German line to seek the safety of the disengaged side. G38 fired two torpedoes into the ship, and two minutes later she disappeared below the waves. [40][g], While Lützow and the rest of the fleet were concentrating on Defence, Lion scored two hits on Hipper's flagship, causing a serious fire. The British destroyers Nestor and Nicator each fired two torpedoes at Lützow, though all four missed. [44] He had not yet made a decision when his leading battleships encountered the main body of the Grand Fleet. The ship was laid down in August 1937 and launched in July 1939, after which the Soviet Union requested to purchase the ship. The reconnaissance force was screened by 30 torpedo boats of II, VI, and IX Flotillas, directed by the cruiser Regensburg. Incomplete Soviet cruiser Tallinn at Leningrad c1949.jpg 5,744 × 3,685; 6.78 MB [11] Tyrwhitt immediately turned his ships around and fled south, but not before the cruiser Conquest sustained severe damage. [55][i], By 2:20, an estimated 8,000 tons of water was in the ship, and she was in serious danger of capsizing, so KzS Harder gave the order to abandon ship. Leden van de Duitse Kriegsmarine op een schip bij Napels, … During the search, Echo's sonar located Lützow on the sea floor, some eight miles from her last recorded position. At this point, Admiral Reinhard Scheer, commander of the High Seas Fleet, turned back towards Germany, having been warned of the Grand Fleet's sortie from Scapa Flow. [12], Shortly before 16:00, Hipper's force encountered Vice Admiral David Beatty's 1st Battlecruiser Squadron. [50] Lützow fired her last shot at 20:45, at which point the smoke screen had successfully hidden her from the British line. Water had also entered the ship through shell holes in the forecastle above the armored deck; the majority of the upper portion of the ship forward of the forward-most barbette was flooded as well. The German force was strong with the heavy cruiser KMS Admiral Hipper and pocket battleship Lutzow. The Schwendemann H. Wirtschaftliche Die Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem Deutschen Reich und der Sowjetunion von 1938 bis 1941 . The operation was to be a repeat of previous German fleet actions: to draw out a portion of the Grand Fleet and destroy it. Heinrich Gebhardt mit Hindenburg, 1931.jpg 1,205 × 726; 162 KB. The ship was laid down in August 1937 and launched in July 1939, after which … [25] At 17:24, Lützow again opened fire at Lion and scored three more hits in the span of thirty seconds. [7], Lützow' first major operation was the bombardment of Yarmouth and Lowestoft on 24–25 April. The torpedo boat V28 took Boedicker to Lützow. Après la fin de la guerre, il a été utilisé pour la formation et comme caserne flottante, avant d'être envoyé à la ferraille entre 1953 et 1960. [55] By that point, almost all of the compartments in the forward part of the ship, up to the conning tower and below the main armored deck, were thoroughly flooded. [38] At 19:15, the German battlecruisers spotted the British armored cruiser Defence, which had joined the attack on Wiesbaden. If an internal link for a specific ship led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended ship article, if one exists. Lützow was commissioned on 8 August 1915, but did not join I Scouting Group until 20 March due to engine damage during trials. The forward ammunition magazines were penetrated and set on fire; the resulting explosion tore the ship apart. SMS Lützow[a] was the second Derfflinger-class battlecruiser built by the German Kaiserliche Marine (English: Imperial Navy) before World War I. German cruiser Lützow in Kaiserfahrt canal on 25 April 1945.jpg 653 × 594; 197 KB. While serving as the squadron flagship, her crew was augmented by an additional 14 officers and 62 enlisted men in the commander's staff. [9], At 04:50 on 25 April, the German battlecruisers were approaching Lowestoft when the light cruisers Rostock and Elbing, which had been covering the southern flank, spotted the light cruisers and destroyers of Commodore Reginald Tyrwhitt's Harwich Force. The ship was approximately 60 km (37 mi) north-west of Horns Reef when she was scuttled. Ludwig Adolf Wilhelm von Lützow (1782–1834), a Prussian lieutenant general . German cruiser Deutschland, renamed Lützow, launched in 1939 This article includes a list of ships with the same or similar names. A second sweep followed two days later, also to the Amrun Bank. Lützow was a sister ship to Derfflinger from which she differed slightly in that she was armed with an additional pair of 15 cm (5.9 inch) secondary guns and had an additional watertight compart… [45] Instead, Scheer ordered his ships to turn 16 points to starboard,[h] which would bring the pre-dreadnoughts to the relative safety of the disengaged side of the German battle line. She also carried eight 8.8 cm SK L/45 quick-firing guns in anti-aircraft mounts. Rebaptisé Petropavlovsk en septembre 1940, les travaux sur le navire ont été poursuivis à Léningrad. [23] Lützow's gunnery officer, Günther Paschen, later regretted the decision to fire SAP shells, believing that had Lützow fired AP rounds, she would have destroyed Lion during this action. [37] During the turn to the northeast, the British destroyers Onslow and Acasta approached to launch torpedoes at Lützow, though without success. The forward conning tower, where the ship's commander controlled the vessel, had 300 mm walls. The ship had a crew that consisted of 44 officers and 1,068 to 1,138 enlisted men. The ship fired semi-armor-piercing (SAP) shells, unlike the other German battlecruisers, which had loaded armor-piercing (AP) shells instead. This article includes a list of ships with the same or similar names. Berlin, 1993 La dernière modification de cette page a été faite le 3 février 2021 à 21:50. [e] It was accompanied by IV Scouting Group, composed of the light cruisers Stettin, München, Hamburg, Frauenlob, and Stuttgart, and 31 torpedo boats of I, III, V, and VII Flotillas, led by the light cruiser Rostock. Le SMS Lützow porte le nom d'Adolf von Lützow, qui leva un corps franc de volontaires contre Napoléon I er en 1813. The ship's gunners aimed their initial salvo at a range of 16,800 yards (15,400 m), well over their intended target. Encore inachevé lorsque l'Allemagne envahit l'Union soviétique en juin 1941, le navire a brièvement pris part à la défense de Léningrad en fournissant un soutien d'artillerie. Media in category "Lützow (ship, 1939)" The following 3 files are in this category, out of 3 total. Critically, the forward main pumps were no longer usable, as the control rods had jammed. German cruiser Lützow and a destroyer in Norway on 11 June 1942.jpg 4,802 × 4,130; 9.3 MB. Onslow was hit three times by Lützow's secondary battery and was forced to withdraw. She was designed to displace 26,600 t (26,200 long tons) normally and she reached 26,741 t (26,319 long tons) at full load. The torpedo boats G37, G38, G40, and V45 came alongside the stricken battlecruiser to evacuate the ship's crew,[59] though six men were trapped in the bow and could not be freed. Scheer had been considering retiring his forces before darkness exposed his ships to torpedo boat attack. German heavy cruiser “Lützow” during inspection by the Admissions Committee of the Baltic Fleet. Her main battery turrets had 270 mm (10.6 in) thick faces. The German Kriegsmarine, Lützow Information, Heavy Cruiser, Lützow, Schwerer Kreuzer 1939-1950, Admiral Hipper class Her secondary armament consisted of fourteen 15 cm SK L/45 guns mounted in casemates at main deck level. [19] Eight minutes later, Lion scored the first hit on Lützow; a salvo from the British ship struck the battlecruiser on her forecastle, but no major damage was done. [18], Lützow scored a second hit a minute later at 16:52. The Derfflinger class was authorized for the 1911 fiscal year as part of the 1906 naval law; design work had begun in early 1910. On 24 April, Lützow and the battlecruisers Seydlitz and Moltke made a brief sortie into the North Sea, cruising to the eastern end of the Amrun Bank, since British destroyers had been reported to have been in the area. [47] By 20:00, flooding in the forward part of the ship had reached the magazine for the forward turret. German cruiser Lützow (1939) Lützow was a heavy cruiser of Nazi Germany 's Kriegsmarine, the fifth and final member of the Admiral Hipper class, but was never completed. This development made it impossible for Scheer to retreat, for doing so would have sacrificed the slower pre-dreadnought battleships of II Battle Squadron. [56] At times, the ship had to slow down to as little as 3 knots (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph) to reduce pressure on the rear bulkhead in the torpedo flat. Add Image Please replace links to Wikipedia in this article with links to this wiki. The ships were accompanied by II Scouting Group, under the command of Rear Admiral Boedicker, composed of the four light cruisers Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Pillau, and Elbing. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. [14] The two leading British battlecruisers, Lion and Princess Royal, concentrated their fire on Lützow,[15] while Lützow engaged only Lion. German cruiser Lützow (1939) Lützow was a heavy cruiser of the German Kriegsmarine, the fifth and final member of the Admiral Hipper class, but was never completed. The German ships turned back south, and at 05:47 encountered for the second time the Harwich Force, which had by then been engaged by the six light cruisers of the German screening ships. [22][f] Indeed, approximately 30 minutes after the turret was destroyed, the fire in the turret spread to the working chamber that was directly above the magazine; there it detonated propellant charges that had been stored there. [35], Shortly after 19:00, the German cruiser Wiesbaden had become disabled by a shell from the battlecruiser Invincible; the German battlecruisers made a 16-point turn to the northeast and made for the crippled cruiser at high speed. [1] Lützow was commissioned on 8 August 1915 for trials, and was sent to Kiel on 23 August. Boedicker's ships opened fire from a range of 12,000 m (13,000 yards). [3], Lützow's armament consisted of a main battery of eight 30.5 cm SK L/50 guns in four gun turrets,[b] mounted in superfiring pairs fore and aft of the central superstructure. The ship was laid down in August 1937 and launched in July 1939, after which the Soviet Union … [1] However, she was heavily damaged by an estimated 24 heavy-caliber shell hits. These were finished on 19 February; Lützow was assigned to I Scouting Group on 20 March, and arrived at her new unit four days later. [36] Simultaneously, the British III and IV Light Cruiser Squadrons began a torpedo attack on the German line; while advancing to torpedo range, they smothered Wiesbaden with fire from their main guns. [58] The crew attempted to reverse direction and steam backwards, but this had to be abandoned when the bow became so submerged that the propellers were pulled partially out of the water; forward draft had increased to over 17 meters. [49] While Hipper was aboard G39, command of I Scouting Group temporarily fell to KzS Johannes Hartog. La construction du navire a été commencée en août 1937 et il fut lancé en juillet 1939. Lützow was a heavy cruiser of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine, the fifth and final member of the Admiral Hipper class, but was never completed. The resulting explosion would have likely destroyed the ship if the ammunition magazine had not been flooded. Only by the resolute actions of the turret commander—Major Francis Harvey, who ordered the magazine be flooded—did the ship avoid a catastrophic magazine explosion. [59] During the battle, Lützow had fired an estimated 380 main battery shells and 400 rounds from her secondary guns, as well as two torpedoes. Lützow was a heavy cruiser of Nazi Germany 's Kriegsmarine, the fifth and final member of the Admiral Hipper class, but was never completed. [3], Lützow was ordered as Ersatz Kaiserin Augusta, to replace the elderly protected cruiser Kaiserin Augusta, which was by then 20 years old. Those ships were designed with the idea of commerce war in mind, they should attack allied … The torpedo boats G192, G194, and G196 provided a screen for hostile submarines that might be operating in the area, the four vessels arriving the next day. Renamed Petropavlovsk by the Soviets, work was still incomplete when Germany … Lützow's powerplant was rated at 63,000 metric horsepower (62,138 shp; 46,336 kW), which generated a top speed of 26.4 knots (48.9 km/h; 30.4 mph). On 21–22 April, Lützow joined the rest of the High Seas Fleet for a sortie into the North Sea that failed to locate any British warships. Echo took sonar images of the wreck, which her commander stated would "ensure the ship's final resting place is properly recognised as a war grave. Lützow can refer to:. [57], By 01:00, there was too much water in the hull for the pumps to handle. [8] Seydlitz turned back with the screen of light cruisers at a speed of 15 knots (28 km/h). Le Lützow est un croiseur lourd de la Kriegsmarine, cinquième et dernier navire de la classe Admiral Hipper. [9] Boedicker refused to be distracted by the British ships, and instead trained his ships' guns on Lowestoft. [33] During the engagements between the combined German fleet and the British 1st Battlecruiser and 5th Battle Squadrons, Lützow had both of her wireless transmitters damaged; after that point, the only method of communication between ships was via searchlight. Le Lützow est un croiseur lourd de la Kriegsmarine, cinquième et dernier navire de la classe Admiral Hipper. Her keel was laid on 5 February 1929, under construction number 219. At 15:38, Seydlitz struck a mine, which tore a 15-metre (49 ft) long hole in her hull, just abaft of the starboard broadside torpedo tube, allowing 1,400 short tons (1,250 long tons) of water to enter the ship. [3], Lützow was protected by an armor belt that was 300 mm (11.8 in) thick in the central part of the ship where it protected the ammunition magazines and propulsion machinery spaces. Her deck was 30 to 80 mm (1.2 to 3.1 in) thick, with the thicker armor sloping down at the sides to connect to the lower edge of the belt. The ship was powered by four Parsons steam turbines that drove four screw propellers. Le SMS Lützow est la deuxième unité de la dernière classe de croiseurs de bataille construits pour la Marine impériale allemande (Kaiserliche Marine) au début du XX e siècle. The German battlecruisers destroyed two 6 in (15 cm) shore batteries and inflicted other damage to the town. [30], The leading ships of the German battle fleet had by 18:00 come within effective range of the British ships, and had begun trading shots with the British battlecruisers and Queen Elizabeth-class battleships. Water began to wash onto the deck and into the forecastle above the main armored deck; this would prove to be a significant problem. The other German battlecruisers and battleships joined in the melee; Lützow fired five broadsides in rapid succession. Her secondary casemates received 150 mm (5.9 in) of armor protection. While on trials on 25 October, Lützow's port low-pressure turbine was badly damaged. [46], The other battlecruisers followed the move, but Lützow had lost speed and was unable to keep up. Ordered as a replacement for the old protected cruiser Kaiserin Augusta, Lützow was launched on 29 November 1913, but not completed until 1916. One month later, the ship was heavily engaged during the Battle of Jutland, on 31 May–1 June. [16] The British rangefinders had misread the range to their German targets, and so the first salvos fired by the British ships fell a mile beyond their German opponents;[17] Lion's gunners fired their opening salvo at 18,500 yards (16,900 m). Witnesses reported at least five shells from two salvos hit the ship, which caused an intense explosion that ripped the Queen Mary in half. In the span of three minutes, Lützow had fired four more salvos, alternating between the four forward and four aft guns, and had struck with the last one at 16:51. She was originally used as a seagoing training ship, to familiarize crews with her new technology. The shell detonated a propellant charge and the right gun was destroyed. [53] By 22:13, the last German ship in the line lost sight of Lützow, which was unable to keep up with the fleet. [48] Shortly before, at 19:50, Kommodore Andreas Michelsen, aboard the cruiser Rostock, dispatched the torpedo boats of I Half-Flotilla to assist Lützow. Shortly thereafter, Lützow scored several more hits on Lion, though without serious damage being done. "[64], Coordinates: 56°15′N 5°53′E / 56.250°N 5.883°E / 56.250; 5.883, Battlecruiser of the German Imperial Navy, In Imperial German Navy gun nomenclature, "SK" (, German ships were ordered under provisional names; new additions to the fleet were given a letter designation, while those ordered as replacements for older vessels were named ", The times mentioned in this section are in, Ammunition magazines on warships were equipped with. [63], In 2015, the survey ship HMS Echo conducted an exploration of the area while laying a tide gauge. The visibility was so poor that the German ships fired one salvo each, with the exception of Derfflinger, which fired fourteen rounds from her main battery. [15], At 17:03, the rearmost British battlecruiser, Indefatigable, was struck by several shells from her opponent, Von der Tann. 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