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Z1 - Leberecht Maaß
Photo courtesy David Walker, Scotland
General Details
Type 1934
Pennant number
Builder Deutsche Werke, Kiel, Germany
Builder's number 242
Contract placed 7 July 1934
Laid down 10 October 1934
Launched 18 August 1935
Commissioned 14 January 1937
Sunk 22 February 1940 (during Operation "Wikinger") in the North Sea. The ship was erroneously attacked by Luftwaffe Heinkel He111 1H + IM and hit by one bomb, lost steering and strayed into a British minefield where it possibly struck a mine. 283 crewmembers lost and 60 saved.
Ship named after
Konteradmiral Leberecht Friedrich Max Maaß. Commander of a light cruiser squadron. He died when his ship, the Cöln, was sunk 28 August 1914.
Displacement, standard 2.232 t
Displacement, full load 3.156 t
Dimensions and Construction Details
Lenght (waterline) 114 m
Lenght (total) 119 m
Beam 11,3 m
Draft 4,23 m
Boilers Six Wagner 70 Kg/cm²
Turbines Two Wagner geared
Turbo generators Two of 200 kW each
Diesel generators Two of 60 kW each and one 50 kW
Shafts 2
Total performance 70.000 shp
Speed 36 knots
Range 1.900 nm at 19 knots
12,7 cm L/45 C/34 5 in single mountings
3,7 cm L/83 C/30 4 in twin mountings
2 cm MG L/65 C/30 4-6 in single mountings
53,3 cm Torpedo tubes 8 in two quadruple banks
Mines 60
Depth Charge launcher 4
Commanding Officers
14.01.1937 – 29.09.1937 Korvettenkapitän Friedrich Traugott Schmidt
05.10.1937 – 04.04.1939 Korvettenkapitän/Fregattenkapitän Gerhard Wagner
05.04.1939 – 22.02.1940 Korvettenkapitän Fritz Bassenge
Complement 325 officers and men

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