|The hull of Panzerschiff "D" later named Scharnhorst on the slipway, prior to the launching ceremony. The Scharnhorst was built at the Kriegsmarine Werft, Wilhemshaven (until 1935 Marinewerft, Wilhelmshaven).|
|The launching ceremony completed.||The ship begins to slide. Her stern already touching the water.|
|About half of the hull is now afloat.||The launch of the Scharnhorst is completed.|
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