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Z37
Z37
General Details
Type 1936A (Mob)
Pennant number
Builder Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany
Builder's number 627
Contract placed 19 September 1939
Laid down 2 january 1940
Launched 24 February 1941
Commissioned 16 July 1942
Fate
Damaged in collision 30 January 1944 with Z32. Repairs not completed, ship disarmed and paid off. Abandoned 24 August 1944 while in dry dock in Forges et Chantiers de la Gironde, France.
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 4,62 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 2.239 nm at 19 knots
Armament
15 cm L/48 C/36 5
3,7 cm L/83 C/30 4
2 cm MG L/65 C/30 9
53,3 cm Torpedo tubes 8 in two quadruple banks
Mines 60
Depth Charge launcher 4
Commanding Officers
16.07.1942 - 14.10.1943 Fregattenkapitän Georg Langheld
15.10.1943 - 12.02.1944 Korvettenkapitän Helmut von Mantey
13.02.1944 - 15.03.1944 Oberleutnant zur See Otto
16.03.1944 - 27.03.1944 Oberleutnant (Ing) Edmund Kalmring
28.03.1944 - May 1944 Kapitänleutnant Wilhelm Ulrich
May 1944 - 22.06.1944 Oberleutnant (Ing.) Edmund Kalmring
23.06.1944 - 24.08.1944 Korvettenkapitän/Fregattenkapitän Otto Heppe
Complement
Complement 320-332 officers and men


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