Type 1936-class destroyer

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Class overview
Builders: DeSchiMAG, Bremen
Operators:  Kriegsmarine
 Soviet Navy
Preceded by: Type 1934A class
Succeeded by: Type 1936A class
Built: 1936–1939
In service: 1938—1956
In commission: 1938–1949
Planned: 6
Completed: 6
Lost: 5
Scrapped: 1
General characteristics
Class & type: Type 1936-class destroyer
Displacement: 2,806 tonnes (2,762 long tons) (standard)
Length: 123.4–125.1 meters (404 ft 10 in–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

The Type 1936-class destroyers were destroyers of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine, used during World War II. These 6 ships were improved and enlarged versions of the 1934 and 1934A classes. Despite the serious faults of the earlier ships not being apparent when these were in design, they had been resolved. Engine reliability and the structural integrity was much improved and they were much better seagoing ships, shipping much less water through an improvement in the design of the bows.

Z17 Diether von Roeder Laid down: DeSchiMAG Bremen, 9 September 1936

Launched: 19 August 1937
Commissioned: 29 August 1938
Fate: sunk 13 April 1940 during the Battle of Narvik
Named after Diether von Roeder

Z18 Hans Lüdemann Laid down: DeSchiMAG Bremen, 9 September 1936

Launched: 1 December 1937
Commissioned: 8 October 1938
Fate: scuttled on 13 April 1940
Named after Hans Lüdemann

Z19 Hermann Künne Laid down: DeSchiMAG Bremen, 5 October 1936

Launched: 22.12.1937
Commissioned: 12.01.1939
Fate: beached on 13 April 1940
Named after Hermann Künne

Z20 Karl Galster Laid down: DeSchiMAG Bremen, 14 September 1937

Launched: 15.06.1938
Commissioned: 21.03.1939
Fate: Transferred to the Soviet Union, served in the Baltic Fleet as the Prochnyi (Прочный) scrapped 1956
Named after Karl Galster

Z21 Wilhelm Heidkamp Laid down: DeSchiMAG Bremen, 15 December 1937

Launched: 20 August 1938
Commissioned: 10 June1939
Fate: sunk on 10 April 1940
Named after Wilhelm Heidkamp

Z22 Anton Schmitt Laid down: DeSchiMAG Bremen, 3 January 1938

Launched: 20 September 1938
Commissioned: 24 September 1939
Fate: sunk on 10 April 1940
Named after Anton Schmitt

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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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