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Z2 - Georg Thiele
Z2
Photo courtesy David Walker, Scotland
General Details
Type 1934
Pennant number 13
Builder Deutsche Werke, Kiel, Germany
Builder's number 243
Contract placed 7 July 1934
Laid down 25 October 1934
Launched 18 August 1935
Commissioned 27 February 1937
Fate Scuttled 13 April 1940 in Rombaksfjord, Norway during the Second Battle of Narvik.
Ship named after

Korvettenkapitän Georg Max Thiele. Commander of 7 Torpedobootshalb flotilla. Killed in action when his boat, S 119, was sunk by the British at Texel 17 October 1914.
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
27.02.1937 - 18.05.1938 Korvettenkapitän Hans Hartmann
19.05.1938 - 27.10.1938 Korvettenkapitän Rudolf von Pufendorf
28.10.1938 - 13.04.1940 Korvettenkapitän Max-Eckart Wolff
Complement
Complement 325 officers and men


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