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Z23
Z23
Photo courtesy David Walker, Scotland
General Details
Type 1936A
Pennant number
Builder DeSchiMAG, Bremen, Germany
Builder's number 957
Contract placed 23. April 1938
Laid down 15. November 1938
Launched 15. December 1939
Commissioned 14. September 1940
Fate
Damaged by air attack at La Pallice, France on 12. August 1944. Paid off 20. August and handed over to La Pallice Navy Yard the next day. Towed to Cherbourg in 1947 and cannibalized for spares. Stricken on 7. October 1951.
Displacement
Displacement, standard 2.603 t
Displacement, full load 3.605 t
Dimensions and Construction Details
Lenght (waterline) 121,9 m
Lenght (total) 127 m
Beam 12 m
Draft 4,65 m
Machinery
Boilers Six Wagner 70 Kg/cm²
Turbines Two Wagner geared
Turbo generators Two of 200 kW each
Diesel generators Four of 80 kW each
Shafts 2
Total performance 70.000 shp
Speed 37,5 knots
Range 2.174 nm at 19 knots
Armament
15 cm L/48 C/36 4 (5 from 1942, 1 in twin mounting and 3 in single mountings)
3,7 cm L/83 C/30 4 in twin mountings
2 cm MG L/65 C/30 5 in single mountings (12 from 1942)
53,3 cm Torpedo tubes 8 in two quadruple banks
Mines 60
Depth Charge launcher 4
Commanding Officers
14.09.1940 - 12.05.1942 Korvettenkapitän/Fregattenkapitän Friedrich Böhme
13.05.1942 - 11.03.1944 Korvettenkapitän/Fregattenkapitän Heinrich Wittig
12.03.1944 - 21.08.1944 Korvettenkapitän Helmut von Mantey
Complement
Complement 320-332 officers and men


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