Pillau Class Cruiser (1914)

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Two Pillau class light cruisers were completed in 1914 and 1915.

Having been ordered for Russia, they incorporated a heavier armament than Germany had typically been fitting to her light cruisers: 15-cm weapons on a par with the 6-in guns being used on some British light cruisers.

Overview of 2 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Pillau Schichau-Werke, Danzig 1913 11 Apr, 1914 14 Dec, 1914 Ceded to Italy 1921
Elbing Schichau-Werke, Danzig 1913 21 Nov, 1914 1 Sep, 1915 Sunk 1 Jun, 1916

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Pillau Class Light Cruiser
  Pillau Elbing  
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