|The Commissioning (7 January 1939)|
|The captain of the Scharnhorst, Kapitän zur See Otto Ciliax inspects the ships company by divisions.|
|The naval ensign is hoisted and the Scharnhorst enters commission. Notice the national eagle and swastika emblem on the stern.|
|A look from the port side of the stern. The "name board" can be seen on the hull to the left of the photograph.||The commander of the Scharnhorst, Kapitän zur See Otto Ciliax, is standing on a podium erected on the "C" turret speaking to his crew.|
|The Scharnhorst shortly after the commisioning ceremony alongside the quay of the fitting-out basin.|
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