||Before commissioned, the Prinz Eugen
was twice hit by British bombs in the Germaniawerft, Kiel
|- December 1940
||Trials and training in the Baltic Sea, battle drills.
||Final construction work in Kiel.
|January - April 1941
||Training in the Baltic Sea.
Leaves Gotenhafen (Gdynia) together with battleship Bismarck
||Anchoring in the Kors Fjord, Prinz Eugen
are spotted by British air reconnaissance.
||Battle with British battlecruiser Hood
and battleship Prince of Wales
scores the first hit on the Hood
which later explodes in the battle. After the Battle, in which the Prince of Wales
is damaged too, the Prinz Eugen
is sent off in the North Atlantic while the Bismarck
tried to escape to France.
||Returns to Brest because of engine problems.
||Hit by a bomb in dock in Brest.
Returns to Germany via the British Channel together with battlecruisers Scharnhorst
, escorted by by 6 destroyers (Paul Jakobi
, Richard Beitzen
, Friedrich Ihn
, Hermann Schoemann
) and 14 torpedo boats (e.g. Kondor
||Lost stern after a torpedo hit from the British submarine Trident
outside the Drontheim Fjord while on transfer to Norway.
|May - October 1942
||Repairs in Kiel.
||Battle training in Baltic Sea together with Panzerschiff Lützow
||Two unsuccessful transfer attempts to Norway.
||Used as a training ship.
||Stationed at the Finnish coast.
||Shore bombardment at the Kurland front line.
||Supported retiring German Army at Memel.
||Collides with light cruiser Leipzig
north of Hela, only light damage at the Prinz Eugen
|11.1944 - 04.1945
||Continued support of the German Army.
sails to Copenhagen.
||Placed under British command.
||Handed over to the U.S., renamed as USS IX 300
||Sails to the United States.
||Transferred to Honolulu.
||Used in atomic bomb test "Able", only light damage.
||Used in atomic bomb test "Baker", ship took some damage below the waterline. After the tests, the Prinz Eugen
is towed to the Kwajalein Atoll.
||After six days of increased list, the Prinz Eugen
capsized and sinks.