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Z20 - Karl Galster
Z20
Photo courtesy David Walker, Scotland
General Details
Type 1936
Pennant number 42
Builder DeSchiMAG, Bremen, Germany
Builder's number 922
Contract placed 6 January 1936
Laid down 14 September 1937
Launched 15 June 1938
Commissioned 21 March 1939
Fate
Arrived 10 May 1945 in Kiel. Overtaken by the British. 24 December 1945 handed over to Sovjet. 5-7 February 1946 transferred together with Z14 - Friedrich Ihn and fleet tender Otto Wünsche to Liebau, Sovjet Union. Fleet tender Otto Wünsche returned to to Germany two days later. Z20 - Karl Galster now renamed to Prochnyi joined the Sovjet Baltic fleet. 28 November 1954 it was renamed to PKZ-99. 30 November 1954 it was reclassified as floating barrack. The ship was removed from fleet lists 25 June 1956 and scraped afterwards.
Ship named after Kapitänleutnant Karl Galster. Killed in action as commander of torpedo boat S22, 25 March 1916.
Displacement
Displacement, standard 2.411 t
Displacement, full load 3.415 t
Dimensions and Construction Details
Lenght (waterline) 120 m
Lenght (total) 125 m
Beam 11,8 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 One of 40 kW and two of 80 kW each
Shafts 2
Total performance 74.482 shp
Speed 40,45 knots
Range 2.050 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 6 in single mountings
53,3 cm Torpedo tubes 8 in two quadruple banks
Mines 60
Depth Charge launcher 4
Commanding Officers
21.03.1939 - 03.08.1942 Korvettenkapitän Theodor Freiherr von Mauchenheim, gen. von Bechtolsheim
04.08.1942 - 04.01.1945 Korvettenkapitän/Fregattenkapitän Fro Harmsen
05.01.1945 - 10.05.1945 Fregattenkapitän Kuno Schmidt
Complement
Complement 323 officers and men


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