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Z30
Z30
Photo courtesy David Walker, Scotland
General Details
Type 1936A
Pennant number
Builder DeSchiMAG, Bremen, Germany
Builder's number 964
Contract placed 23 April 1938
Laid down 15 April 1940
Launched 8 December 1940
Commissioned 15 November 1941
Fate
To Britain 1946. Sold in 1948 and in September 1948 arrived at Arnott Young & Co, Dalmuir and broken up.
Displacement
Displacement, standard 2.603 t
Displacement, full load 3.597 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
15.11.1941 - 10.03.1943 Fregattenlapitän/Kapitän zur See Heinrich Kaiser
11.03.1943 - 20.12.1944 Korvettekapitän/Fregattenlapitän Carl Heinrich Lampe
21.12.1944 - 16.04.1945 Korvettekapitän Dietrich Hoffman
17.04.1945 - 09.05.1945 Korvettekapitän Heinrich Erdmann
Complement
Complement 320-332 officers and men


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