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Z13 - Erich Koellner
Z13
Photo courtesy David Walker, Scotland
General Details
Type 1934A
Pennant number 83
Builder Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany
Builder's number 539
Contract placed 10 November 1934
Laid down 12 October 1935
Launched 18 March 1937
Commissioned 28 August 1939
Fate Destroyed 13 April 1940 by British surface forces off Djupvik, Norway whilst in a damaged condition and acting as a floating battery.
Ship named after
Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Hermann Erich Koellner. Commander of the 8 Minesweeper half-flotilla. Killed when his minesweeper, M95, sunk 20 April 1918 after hitting two mines.
Displacement
Displacement, standard 2.270 t
Displacement, full load 3.190 t
Dimensions and Construction Details
Lenght (waterline) 116 m
Lenght (total) 121 m
Beam 11,3 m
Draft 4,23 m
Machinery
Boilers Six Benson 110 Kg/cm²
Turbines Two Wagner geared
Turbo generators Two of 200 kW each
Diesel generators Two of 60 kW each and three 50 kW each
Shafts 2
Total performance 70.000 shp
Speed 38 knots
Range 2.680 nm at 19 knots
Armament
12,7 cm L/45 C/34 5 in single mountings (4 from 1944)
3,7 cm L/83 C/30 4 in twin mountings (12 from 1944)
2 cm MG L/65 C/30 6 in single mountings
53,3 cm Torpedo tubes 8 in two quadruple banks
Mines 60
Depth Charge launcher 4
Commanding Officers
28.08.1939 - 13.04.1940 Korvettenkapitän/Fregattenkapitän Alfred Schulze-Hinrichs
Complement
Complement 325 officers and men


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