The Scheer had been the attempt of Alliance designers to get battleship performance out of a heavy cruiser hull. Like other something-for-nothing schemes, it was unsuccessful; only three ships had been built in the class. The other two were still in Fleet service as of 5151 CE.7:17
The Scheer was of the Admiral Class; unlike typical cruiser with eight 15-cm cannon, it had fewer guns of the larger 20-cm caliber.4:25
It was a relatively young ship, thirty years younger than the Cornelwood.
The heavy cruiser had twelve missile launchers.4:22