Prinz Eugen Deck Plans

Have you ever wondered what the interior of a World War II warship was like? Where did the crew eat and sleep? Where were the laundry facilities on board? Just how did the ammunition get from the magazines below to the guns above? What repair facilities did the ship have on board?

These highly detailed CAD general arrangement plans of the German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen offer you that chance to climb aboard and experience the inner workings of this historic vessel. You can find the detention cells for crewmen forward on the Oberes Plattformdeck (top platformdeck), on the Zwischendeck (between deck) you can trace the path of the overhead ammunition rail used to move ammunition and torpedo warheads around, and on the Batteriedeck (battery deck) you can locate the Barber's shop and the Laundry facilities. While the Prinz Eugen was a warship, but she also needed to provide common, daily services to the crew.

Prinz Eugen Oberdeck

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The author spent over two years researching and redrawing these plans to make sure they were as accurate as possible. To develop these plans he used records from the National Archives as well as his own personal collection, including corrected copies of many design manuals for the Prinz Eugen which helped fill in minor details on each deck. The Prinz Eugen deck plans cover every deck of the vessel, from the Stauung (hold) deck to the Vormars, the forward top tower deck. The plans include an extensive abbreviation listing along with a detailed symbol mapping to help guide you through each deck, including symbols for beds, sinks, chairs, doors, heaters, drains, and even the shower heads. Virtually every known item onboard the Prinz Eugen deck plans is marked either through an abbreviation or a symbol.

All ships undergo refits and modifications throughout their careers and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen was no exception. The author created these deck plans using the original 1941 German blueprints for the ship which were corrected during the period May through October 1942 when the ship had her stern replaced after being torpedoed in Norway.

Prinz Eugen Zwischendeck

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We believe these are the finest plans for the Prinz Eugen available to the public, showing her as she would have appeared in late 1942. To create such detailed drawings we drew each deck in 1:1 scale, using the dimensions from the original blueprints to position each bulkhead and partition and to accurately scale the internal items such as hatches, beds, lockers and other equipment. The deck plans are rendered at 1:250 scale and the printout measures 36" wide by 55" in length. Printed on high quality 20lb bond paper, these plans are suitable for framing and will make a fine addition to your collection.

If you have any further questions on the plans, please feel free to contact us. We are more than willing to help answer any questions you might have regarding the plans.

Below is the entire Prinz Eugen deck plan collection you will receive upon purchase. Each deck is individually plotted and includes an abbreviation and symbol table. The superstructure decks are plotted on a single sheet.

The Prinz Eugen Längsschnitt
(profile view)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 36" x 12" (914.4mm x 304.8mm)

The Prinz Eugen Aufbauten
(Superstructure decks)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 30" x 12" (762mm x 304.8mm)

The Prinz Eugen Oberdeck
(Main deck)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 36" x 6.5" (914.4mm x 165.1mm)

The Prinz Eugen Batteriedeck
(2nd deck)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 36" x 6.5" (914.4mm x 165.1mm)

The Prinz Eugen Zwischendeck
(3rd deck)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 36" x 6.5" (914.4mm x 165.1mm)

The Prinz Eugen Panzerdeck
(Armor deck)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 36" x 6.5" (914.4mm x 165.1mm)

The Prinz Eugen Oberesplattformdeck
(1st Platform deck)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 36" x 6.5" (914.4mm x 165.1mm)

The Prinz Eugen Unteresplattformdeck
(2nd Platform deck)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 36" x 6.5" (914.4mm x 165.1mm)

The Prinz Eugen Stauung
(Hold)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 36" x 6.5" (914.4mm x 165.1mm)

The Prinz Eugen Doppelboden
(Double bottom)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 21" x 6.5" (533.4mm x 165.1mm)