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The list of Kriegsmarine ships includes all ships commissioned into the Kriegsmarine, the navy of Nazi Germany, during its existence from 1935 to the conclusion of World War II in 1945.
See the list of naval ships of Germany for ships in German service throughout the country's history.
Captured foreign warships
A significant number of foreign warships were captured and recommissioned into the Kriegsmarine.
- Clemenceau, French battleship captured in 1940 while still under construction, but never completed. With Brest, France shipyard and drydock flooded and always under Allied bombers, it could never be completed.
- Faà di Bruno, laid down 1915, captured 1943, commissioned as monitor Biber, surrendered in 1945 and broken up.
- Sovetskaya Ukraina, laid down 1938, captured 1941 (never completed)
- HNLMS O 8, captured in 1940, taken into service as UD-1 used as training ship to train crews for the German U-boats. Decommissioned in 1943.
- HMS Seal, captured 1940, taken into service as UB
- The Danish training ship/coastal defense ship HDMS Niels Juel (1918) was refloated after an attempted destruction of the ship via running aground during Battle of Isefjord, disarmed and used as a training ship renamed Nordland by the Kriegsmarine. Scuttled a second time 3 May 1945, scrapped 1952.
- Four Norwegian Sleipner-class destroyers, HNoMS Gyller (1938), HNoMS Odin (1939), HNoMS Tor (1939), & HNoMS Balder (1939) were captured in 1940. All four ships saw service in the Kriegsmarine.
- Four French Flower-class corvettes, Arquebuse, Hallebarde, Sabre, & Poignard were captured in 1940 following the Fall of France. All except Poignard were completed and entered service as ‘Patrol vessels’ PA 1 to PA 4 (the latter saw no service).
- HNLMS Gerard Callenburgh was scuttled to prevent her capture in 1940, but was nevertheless raised and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine as ZH1 in 1942.
- RHS Vasilefs Georgios was scuttled to prevent her captured in 1941, but was raised and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine as Hermes in 1942.
- French Destroyer L'Opiniâtre was captured while still under construction. Germany intended to completed her, but construction was halted in 1943 and broken up for scrap that year.
- HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën (C802) and HNLMS De Ruyter (C801) light cruisers were captured in 1940 while still under construction. Renamed as KH1 and KH2 ("KH" means "Kreuzer Holland"), modified to fit an Atlantic Bow and redesigned for new German armament. Work was resume to be completed, but with very slow progress due to sabotage from the Dutch Resistance. KH1 was launched in 1944 to be use as blockship. Both ships were completed with a modernized post WW II design and commissioned into Dutch service in 1953.
- KB Dalmacija was a WW1 Imperial Germany light cruiser (SMS Niobe), sold to Yugoslavia in 1925 (KB Dalmacija), captured by Italy in 1941 (RN Cattaro), then by Germany following the Italian Armistice in 1943 and renamed Niobe. She was sunk by British torpedo boats.
- KB Dubrovnik was captured first by Italy in 1941 (RN Premuda), then by German following the Italian Armistice in 1943 (TA 32). She was scuttled in Genoa in 1945 following the Battle of the Ligurian Sea.
- KB Beograd was captured first by Italy in 1941 (RN Sebenico), then by German following the Italian Armistice in 1943 (TA 43). She was sunk in Trieste, though sources vary of how so.
- KB T3 was captured first by Italy, then by German following the Italian Armistice in 1943. She was sunk by Allied aircraft in February 1945.
- Four Yugoslav Orjen-class torpedo boat (KB Velebit, KB Dinara, KB Triglav and KB Rudnik) were captured first by Italy in 1941 (MS 42, MS 43, MS 44 and MS 46), then by German following the Italian Armistice in 1943 (S 601, S 602, S 603 and S 604). All four were scuttled in 1944.
- KB Zmaj was captured in 1941 and used as a troop transport until her sinking in 1944.
- Yugoslav minelayer D2 was captured first by Italy, then by German following the Italian Armistice in 1943. She was sunk in 1944.
- Graf Zeppelin class
- Graf Zeppelin, Laid down 1936, commissioned 1938 (85% complete at start of war, never completed)*
- Flugzeugträger B, Laid Down 1938, never launched, broken up 1940*
- Seydlitz, (uncompleted, intended for conversion into light aircraft carrier, but never completed)
- Lützow, (sold uncompleted to Soviet Union in 1940)
A multitude of other ships also remained unfinished by the end of the war: escorts, gunboats, landing craft, fleet tenders, AA batteries, training ships, auxiliary ships, patrol boats, minelayers, mine hunters, fast torpedo attack boats (E-Boats) and more.