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Z12 - Erich Giese
Z12
Photo courtesy David Walker, Scotland
General Details
Type 1934A
Pennant number 82
Builder Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany
Builder's number 538
Contract placed 4 August 1934
Laid down 3 May 1935
Launched 12 March 1936
Commissioned 4 March 1939
Fate Sunk 13 April 1940 in action with British surface forces off Narvik harbour, Norway, during the Second Battle of Narvik.
Ship named after
Kapitänleutnant Erich Wilhelm Theobald Giese. Commander of the torpedo boat S 20. Killed in action when his boat was sunk by British forces 5 June 1917.
Displacement
Displacement, standard 2.270 t
Displacement, full load 3.190 t
Dimensions and Construction Details
Lenght (waterline) 116 m
Lenght (total) 121 m
Beam 11,3 m
Draft 4,23 m
Machinery
Boilers Six Benson 110 Kg/cm²
Turbines Two Wagner geared
Turbo generators Two of 200 kW each
Diesel generators Two of 60 kW each and three 50 kW each
Shafts 2
Total performance 70.000 shp
Speed 38 knots
Range 2.680 nm at 19 knots
Armament
12,7 cm L/45 C/34 5 in single mountings (4 from 1944)
3,7 cm L/83 C/30 4 in twin mountings (12 from 1944)
2 cm MG L/65 C/30 6 in single mountings
53,3 cm Torpedo tubes 8 in two quadruple banks
Mines 60
Depth Charge launcher 4
Commanding Officers
04.03.1939 - 13.04.1940 Korvettenkapitän Karl Smidt
 
Complement
Complement 325 officers and men


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