Deutschland (1935) Heavy Cruiser
|Main Guns||2 turrets (1 forward, 1 aft)|
|Sub Guns||10 (5 per side)|
|Upgraded From||Leipzig Class|
|Upgraded To||Scharnhorst Class, Bayern Class|
The Deutschland was a German heavy cruiser, leader of a class ships also known as pocket battleships. It was in service with the Kriegsmarine of Nazi Germany during World War II. Ordered built by the government of the Weimar Republic, it was laid down at the Deutsche Werke shipyard in Kiel in February 1929 and completed in April 1933. Originally classified as an armored ship -panzerschiff- by Reichsmarine in February 1940 the German navy reclassified the two surviving units of the class as heavy cruisers. In 1940 it was renamed Lützow after delivery of the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper class Lützow the Soviet Union, where it was renamed Petropavlovsk.