German destroyer Z20 Karl Galster

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: Karl Galster
Namesake: Karl Galster
Ordered: 6 January 1935
Builder: AG Weser (Deschimag), Bremen
Yard number: W922
Laid down: 14 September 1936
Launched: 15 June 1937
Completed: 21 March 1939
Fate: Scrapped, 1956[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Type 1936-class destroyer
Displacement: 2,806 tonnes (2,762 long tons) (standard)
Length: 125.1 m (410 ft 5 in) o/a
Beam: 11.75 m (38 ft 7 in)
Draft: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
Installed power: 70,000 shp (52,000 kW)
Propulsion: 2 × shafts
2 × Wagner geared steam turbine sets
6 × Wagner water-tube boilers
Speed: 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph)
Range: 2,090 nmi (3,870 km; 2,410 mi) at 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Complement: 323
Armament: 5 × 1 - 12.7 cm (5 in) guns

2 × 2 - 3.7 cm (1.5 in) anti-aircraft guns
7 × 1 - 2 cm (0.8 in) AA guns
2 × 4 - 53.3 cm (21 in) torpedo tubes

60 mines
Service record
Commanders: Theodor von Bechtolsheim

Z20 Karl Galster was a Type 1936-class destroyer built for the Kriegsmarine in the late 1930s.

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References[edit]

  • Gröner, Erich (1990). German Warships: 1815–1945. Volume 1: Major Surface Warships. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-790-9. 
  • Haarr, Geirr H. (2009). The German Invasion of Norway, April 1940. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 978-1-59114-310-9. 
  • Koop, Gerhard; Schmolke, Klaus-Peter (2003). German Destroyers of World War II. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-59114-307-1. 
  • Rohwer, Jürgen (2005). Chronology of the War at Sea 1939-1945: The Naval History of World War Two (Third Revised ed.). Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-59114-119-2. 
  • Whitley, M. J. (1991). German Destroyers of World War Two. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-302-8. 

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