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Z8 - Bruno Heinemann
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Photo courtesy David Walker, Scotland
General Details
Type 1934A
Pennant number 63, 61
Builder DeSchiMAG, Bremen, Germany
Builder's number 902
Contract placed 9 January 1935
Laid down 14 January 1936
Launched 15 September 1936
Commissioned 8 January 1938
Fate Mined and sunk 25 January 1942 off the eastern entrance to the English Channel whilst on passage to Brest for Operation "Cerberus".
Ship named after
Korvettenkapitän Karl Max Bruno Heinemann. First officer on the battleship SMS König. Murdered 5 November 1918 during the communist mutiny.
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
08.01.1938 - 03.12.1939 Korvettenkapitän/Fregattenkapitän Fritz Berger
04.12.1939  - 14.05.1940 Korvettenkapitän Georg Langheld
15.05.1940 - 25.01.1942 Korvettenkapitän Hermann Alberts
Complement
Complement 325 officers and men


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