Ships of KM
Throughout the Naval history of Unified Germany, the German Navy was a formidable force in the open seas. In the formation days of the German Empire, the Navy started of from a small Prussian coastline which joined German Empire. It was known as the "Imperial German Navy" or in German "Kaiserliche Marine". Later on it got a huge expansion from Kaiser Wilhelm II who wanted to compete with his cousin King George V of Britian and enlarged its mission. The key leader was Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz, who greatly expanded the size and quality of the navy.
The superseder of the Kaiserliche Marine was the Kreigsmarine(War Navy). Serving under the Nazi Germany it fought in the Spanish Civil War and the WWII. It's Famous ships are the U-boats (Submarines), which made millions of cargo loss to the allied nations by sinking many cargo ships, in pairs they are known as Wolfpacks and most of them were build after the Plan-Z initiation. The most famous heavy cruisers of are Admiral Graf Spee, Admiral Scheer and the battleship Bismarck.
After the WWII, the ship's were divided among allied nations and were used for missions such as minesweeping.
German cruisers start off as lighter versions of their contemporaries, but as they progress up the tiers (especially past Tier VI), their true prowess is revealed: turrets that turn quickly, housing guns that rapidly fire powerful armor-piercing shells at long ranges, outranging, both American and Japanese cruisers. Their shells have reasonable firing arcs (ie no rainbow-like arcs such as those found on American destroyers and light cruisers) making gunnery very comfortable Mid-tier German cruisers have mediocre anti-aircraft suites at best, but at Tier VIII and above they are loaded with a mix of long-range, high damage 40mm, 55mm, and 105mm guns that provide excellent AA protection for themselves and allied ships. The downside is that German cruisers overall suffer from below average to average armor, poor concealment values, sub-pair HE shell damage, and rather average speed and maneuverability.