An item reported that the German cruisers Prinz Eugen (1) were lying at Kiel and the Leipzig (2) at Swinemunde. The pocket battleship Lutzow (3) and the cruiser Nürnberg (4) left Swinemunde on 16 August.In the Kara Sea east of the Barents Sea were two German raiders active. One of those sunk a Russian auxiliary icebreaker.
1. 1.Of the Admiral Hipper-class heavy cruisers, preceded by Deutschland-class. Laid down by Germaniawerft, Kiel on 23 April 1936, launched on 22 August 1938, commissioned on 1 August 1940, decommissioned on 7 May 1945, surrendered on 8 May 1945, handed over to the USA and sunk on 22 December 1946 during nuclear tests.
2. Of the Leipzig-class cruisers, preceded by Königsberg-class cruisers and to be succeeded by the planned M-class cruisers, laid down by Kriegsmarinewerft, Wilhelmshaven, Germany with yard number 117 on 28 April 1928, launched on 10 October 1929, commissioned on 8 October 1931, collided with Prinz Eugen in October 1944 and to have damaged to be worth to be fully repaired, after the Second World War ended was she used as a barracks ship for minesweeping forces until she was scuttled on 20 December 1946.
3. Ex-Deutschland. Of the Deutschland-class panzerschiffe later classified as heavy cruisers preceded by the Admiral Hipper-class. Main armament 2x3-28cm/11”guns on fore and aft ship one turret. Laid down by Deutsche Werke, Kiel, Germany on 5 February 1929, launched on 19 May 131, commissioned on 1 April 1933, renamed Lützow in January 1940, sunk in April 194 during an British RAF air attack, salvaged by Russian forces in 1947 and sunk while used as a target on 22 July 1947.
4. Of the Leipzig-class cruisers, preceded by Königsberg-class cruisers and to be succeeded by the planned M-class cruisers, building ordered in 1933, laid down by Deutsche Werke, Kiel, Germany with yard number 234 on 4 November 1933, launched on 6 December 1934, commissioned on 2 November 1935, surrendered in 1945, handed over to the Soviet Union on 19 December 1945, renamed Admiral Makarov, training cruiser since 1954 and broken up by 1961.
Map Room Papers (Roosevelt Administration), 1942 - 1945. U.S. Joint Intelligence Committee. Daily summary No. 263 dated 30 August 1942