Königsberg (II)

SMS Königsberg (II)


Planned and laid down shortly before the war, these four cruisers were bigger and more powerful than their predecessors. Their armament, however, remained the same as with the preceding Wiesbaden class. The first ships entered fleet service in 1916, all of them were named after cruisers lost earlier in the war.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 2242

Basic damage control capacity: 110%


Displacement: 4570 tons

Length: 151 m

Width: 14 m

Draught: 5 m

Standard crew: 475


Maximum speed (undamaged): 27 knots

Endurance: 8987 km

Coal capacity: 1840 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 4

Hull armour: 0.75

Main belt armour: 2.4

Deck armour: 1.5

Best armour type: Harvey


8 x 15cm SK L/45 22(S), centrally controlled. Ammo: 1024 rounds

2 x 8,8cm Flak L/45, centrally controlled. Ammo: 400 rounds

2 x 50cm G7 Torpedoes, centrally controlled. Ammo: 6 torpedoes

2 x 50cm G7 Torpedoes, centrally controlled. Ammo: 4 torpedoes

120 mines

Ships in class

  • Königsberg (II)
  • Karlsruhe (II)
  • Emden (II)
  • Nürnberg (II)