- Class: Scharnhorst - 2 heavy cruisers of 1907
- Displacement: 11,600 tons
- Dimensions: 474.5 x 71 ft.
- Machinery: Triple expansion (3 and 4-cyl.). 3 screws. S.H.P. 26,000 = 22.5 knots
- Armor: Belt 6 in., deck 2 in.
- Armament: 8-8.2 in. (2x2+4x1), 6-5.9 in. (6x1); 20-3.4 in., 4-17.7 in. T.T.
- Complement: 765-850
- Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
- Laid Down: 1905
- Launched: Mar 1906
- Completed: 1907
- Actions: 1914, Flagship of Admiral Graf von Spee, commander of German far east squadron based at Tsingtao, China. At Ponape in Carolines when war declared with sister ship Gneisenau and light cruisers Emden and Nurnberg. Detached Emden to raid in Indian Ocean and cruised to South America, picking up light cruisers Leipzig and Dresden at Easter Island. Sank HMS Good Hope and Monmouth at Battle of Coronel, 1 Nov 1914. Caught and sunk at Battle of the Falklands, 8 Dec 1914, by British squadron led by battlecruisers HMS Invincible and Inflexible.