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Z16 - Friedrich Eckoldt
Z16
Photo courtesy David Walker, Scotland
General Details
Type 1934A
Pennant number 33, 32, 31
Builder Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany
Builder's number 505
Contract placed 19 January 1935
Laid down 4 November 1935
Launched 21 March 1937
Commissioned 28 July 1938
Fate Sunk 31 December 1942 by gunfire of HMS Sheffield during the Battle of Barents Sea.
Ship named after
Kapitänleutnant Hans Georg Günther Friedrich Eckoldt. Killed in action aboard torpedo boat V48, 31 May 1916.
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
28.07.1938 - 20.07.1941 Korvettenkapitän/Fregattenkapitän Alfred Schemmel
21.07.1942 - 18.08.1942 No commander of the ship
19.08.1942 - 22.12.1942 Korvettenkapitän Lutz Gerstung
23.12.1942 - 31.12.1942 Kapitän zur See Alfred Schemmel
Complement
Complement 325 officers and men


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