The Admiral Class was an attempt by Alliance ship designers to get battleship performance out of a heavy cruiser hull. Like other something-for-nothing schemes, it was unsuccessful, and only three ships were ever built.7:17

The AFS Scheer was of the class; unlike a typical cruiser with eight 15-cm cannon, it had fewer guns of the larger 20-cm caliber.4:25 The other two vessels were still in Fleet service as of 5151 CE.7:17