There has been much controversy over the ships' class, being classified as heavy cruisers, battlecruisers, or even as battleships.

The Game identifies the Deutschland-class as Heavy Cruisers.

Afilliation Kriegsmarine
Max. Displacement 14,290
Main Guns 2 turrets (1 forward; 1 aft)
Sub Guns 10 turrets (5 per side)
Torpedoes 2 banks aft (1 per side)
Depth Charges Nil
Has Camouflage Yes (2)
Cost 313,500
REXP 15,000
Required Level 27
Upgraded From Leipzig-class
Upgrades Into Scharnhorst-class, Bayern-class