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December 8, 1936: Launch ceremony for the Gneisenau at Deutsche Werke, Kiel, Germany. The hull of the
heavy cruiser Blücher can be seen in the background.

April 1938: Gneisenau seen during builder's trials.

Gneisenau seen in July 1938 at Kiel, Germany. Possibly during Adolf Hitler's visit on July 22.

April 1939: Gneisenau moored to a buoy in Kiel, Germany.

Gneisenau, date and location unknown.

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