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Speed And Ammo Difference............
The Baltimore has an edge on speed, and 9-8" guns could fire faster with AP rounds. If the Scheer was fitted out as a surface raider it would carry very few AP rounds if any at all. The Exeter would not have survived if the Graff Spee had AP rounds. My point of view
: In a hypothetical duel 1 to 1
: Adm Scheer 1944 vs USS Baltimore
: Pretty close ,but I think Scheer has the
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