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Z22 - Anton Schmitt
Photo courtesy David Walker, Scotland
General Details
Type 1936
Pennant number 41
Builder DeSchiMAG, Bremen, Germany
Builder's number 924
Contract placed 6 January 1936
Laid down 3 January 1938
Launched 20 September 1938
Commissioned 24 September 1939
Fate Hit by two torpedoes and broken in half whilst at anchor in Narvik harbour 10 April 1940.
Ship named after
Bootsmannsmaat Anton Schmitt. Gun commander on the light cruiser SMS Frauenlob. Displayed conspicious gallantry in refusing to leave his post and maintaining fire until the last moment while under heavy enemy fire despite being up to his waist as his ship took on water. Anton Schmitt died on SMS Frauenlob on 31 May 1916 during battle of Jutland.
Displacement, standard 2.411 t
Displacement, full load 3.415 t
Dimensions and Construction Details
Lenght (waterline) 120 m
Lenght (total) 125 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
24.09.1939 - 10.04.1940 Korvettenkapitän Friedrich Böhme
Complement 323 officers and men

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