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Z9 - Wolfgang Zenker
Z9
Photo courtesy David Walker, Scotland
General Details
Type 1934A
Pennant number 61, 62, 63
Builder Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany
Builder's number 535
Contract placed 4 August 1934
Laid down 22 March 1935
Launched 27 March 1936
Commissioned 2 July 1938
Fate Scuttled 13 April 1940 in Rombaksfjord, Norway, during Second Battle of Narvik. It was undamaged, but had no remaining fuel and ammunition.
Ship named after
Leutnant zur See Otto Wolfgang Zenker. Adjutant on the battleship SMS König. Fatally wounded on 5 November 1918 during the communist mutiny. He died a few days later.
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
02.07.1938 - 13.04.1940 Korvettenkapitän/Fregattenkapitän Gottfried Pönitz
Complement
Complement 325 officers and men


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