followed by tests and trials in the North and Baltic Sea.
- Summer 1932:
and engine tests in the Baltic Sea.
operations, used for training in the torpedo trial commando.
- March 1933:
training in the North Atlantic.
operation, visits to Portsmouth. Training in the North
Atlantic, Irish Sea, Hebrides and North Sea.
with CL Köln tests and trials of the new radar
with CL Köln and Nürnberg battle and radar training
in the North Atlantic.
1936 - Jan 1937:
Spain operation, followed by fleet operations in coastal
combined training operations with other Kriegsmarine ships:
Battle and refueling with destroyer Georg Thiele ,
Navigation with CL Karlsruhe , towing with CL Nürnberg
in the Baltic Sea.
with training ship Bremse .
squadron of the B.d.A (=Befehlshaber der Aufklärungskräfte,
Reconnaissance Forces) consisting of the CLs Nürnberg
, Leipzig and Köln covers a mining mission
of 5 DDs. After joined by the DDs, the British submarine Salomon
torpedoes both, Nürnberg and Leipzig . The
damaged CLs escaped while the DDs hunted the submarine for 5
its return to the German coast, the British submarine Ursula
attacks the damaged Leipzig, but the torpedoes hit and sink
the escort ship F9 .
1939 - Nov 1940:
in dock. The ship never got fully operational again and was
only used for training purposes. The destroyed boiler rooms
are converted into cadet quarters.
of the Baltic Fleet at Ösel and Dagö.
with the CL Emden , the Leipzig sinks the Soviet MTB
83 in the Lyu Beight off Sworbe.
1941 - Sep 1943:
of the Training Section of the fleet.
to service with reduced crew.
the evening, the Leipzig left Gotenhafen during poor visible
condition for taking a load of mines in Swinemünde. Outside
of Hela the cruiser stopped to change engines, from diesel (central
shaft) to turbines (two outer shafts). Since the power plants
were quite complicated this maneuver took about 15 minutes. At
8:04 pm the cruiser was rammed by the CA Prinz Eugen
, returning to Gotenhafen at 20 knots. The ships were jammed
for 14 hours until it was possible to separate them. The heavy
damaged Leipzig was in danger to break up and was
towed back to Gotenhafen for temporary repairs.
Leipzig fires her guns in the land battle for
the war the ship was taken to Wilhelmshaven, loaded with gas
shells and sunk in the North Sea.