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Z19 - Hermann Künne
Photo courtesy David Walker, Scotland
General Details
Type 1936
Pennant number 52
Builder DeSchiMAG, Bremen, Germany
Builder's number 921
Contract placed 6 January 1936
Laid down 5 October 1936
Launched 22 December 1937
Commissioned 12 January 1939
Fate Beached and scuttled 13 April 1940 in Herjangsfjord, Norway, during the second battle of Narvik.
Ship named after
Torpedomatrose Hermann Künne. Killed in action 23 April 1918 in a hand-to-hand fighting in Zeebrügge as leader of an assault troop of Marinekorps Flandern.
Displacement, standard 2.411 t
Displacement, full load 3.415 t
Dimensions and Construction Details
Lenght (waterline) 120 m
Lenght (total) 123 m
Beam 11,8 m
Draft 4,23 m
Boilers Six Wagner 70 Kg/cm²
Turbines Two Wagner geared
Turbo generators Two of 200 kW each
Diesel generators One of 40 kW and two of 80 kW each
Shafts 2
Total performance 74.482 shp
Speed 40,45 knots
Range 2.050 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 6 in single mountings
53,3 cm Torpedo tubes 8 in two quadruple banks
Mines 60
Depth Charge launcher 4
Commanding Officers
12.01.1939 - 13.04.1940 Korvettenkapitän Friedrich Kothe
Complement 323 officers and men

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