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Z24
Z24
General Details
Type 1936A
Pennant number
Builder DeSchiMAG, Bremen, Germany
Builder's number 958
Contract placed 23 April 1938
Laid down 2 January 1939
Launched 7 March 1940
Commissioned 23 October 1940
Fate
Sunk 25 August 1944 by RAF air attack off Le Verdon, France.
Displacement
Displacement, standard 2.603 t
Displacement, full load 3.605 t
Dimensions and Construction Details
Lenght (waterline) 121,9 m
Lenght (total) 127 m
Beam 12 m
Draft 4,65 m
Machinery
Boilers Six Wagner 70 Kg/cm²
Turbines Two Wagner geared
Turbo generators Two of 200 kW each
Diesel generators Four of 80 kW each
Shafts 2
Total performance 70.000 shp
Speed 37,5 knots
Range 2.174 nm at 19 knots
Armament
15 cm L/48 C/36 4 (5 from 1942, 1 in twin mounting and 3 in single mountings)
3,7 cm L/83 C/30 4 in twin mountings
2 cm MG L/65 C/30 5 in single mountings (12 from 1942)
53,3 cm Torpedo tubes 8 in two quadruple banks
Mines 60
Depth Charge launcher 4
Commanding Officers
23.10.1940 - 07.09.1943 Korvettenkapitän Martin Salzwedel
08.09.1943 - 25.08.1944 Korvettenkapitän Heinz Birnbacher
Complement
Complement 320-332 officers and men


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