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Z7 - Hermann Schoemann
Z7
Photo courtesy David Walker, Scotland
General Details
Type 1934A
Pennant number 23
Builder DeSchiMAG, Bremen, Germany
Builder's number 901
Contract placed 9 January 1935
Laid down 7 September 1935
Launched 16 July 1936
Commissioned 9 September 1937
Fate Scuttled 2 May 1942 after being immobilized in action with HMS Edinburgh and destroyers in the Barents Sea. Eight of her crew were lost.
Ship named after
Kapitänleutnant Hermann Friedrich Wolfgang Nestor Schoemann. Commander of the Torpedo boat flotilla Flandern. Died when his torpedo boat, A 2, was sunk by British destroyers 1 May 1915.
Displacement
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
Machinery
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
Armament
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
09.09.1937 - 25.10.1938 Korvettenkapitän/Fregattenkapitän Erich Schulte Mönting
26.10.1938 - 15.07.1940 Korvettenkapitän Theodor Detmers
16.07.1940 - 19.10.1940 No commander of the ship
20.10.1940 - 02.05.1942 Korvettenkapitän Heinrich Wittig
Complement
Complement 325 officers and men


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