Gneisenau was built at the Deutsche Werke dockyard in Kiel and launched on 8 December 1936. The ship was armed with a main battery of nine 28 cm (11 in) C/34 guns in three triple turrets. Featuring 140 computer generated colour images this volume covers, in full, the majesty of this great ship. From the initial design to the ship's armour and operational history the authors cover the complete history of this mammoth vessel. Numerous scale plans are included.