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Z3 - Max Schultz
Photo courtesy David Walker, Scotland
General Details
Type 1934
Pennant number 12
Builder Deutsche Werke, Kiel, Germany
Builder's number 244
Contract placed 7 July 1934
Laid down 2 January 1935
Launched 30 November 1935
Commissioned 8 April 1937
Fate Sunk 22 February 1940 in the North Sea during Operation "Wikinger". After Z1 - Leberecht Maaß was bombed in error, by a Heinkel He111, Z3 - Max Schultz struck a mine while doing evasive manouvers. Her entire complement of 308 men was lost. Rescue efforts are confused and called off early by submarine scares.
Ship named after
Korvettenkapitän Max Konrad Felix Schultz. Commander of 6. torpedo boat flotilla. He was killed when his torpedo boat, V 69, was sunk by the British 23 January 1917.
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
08.04.1937 - 24.10.1938 Korvettenkapitän Martin Baltzer
25.10.1938 - 22.02.1940 Korvettenkapitän Claus Trampedach
Complement 325 officers and men

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