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TORPEDO SHIPS

"1936 B" type destroyers (1943-1944)

Z36 1944

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Z35 1005 Deschimag, Bremen 6/1941 20/10/1942 9/1943 sunk 12/12/1944
Z36 1006 Deschimag, Bremen 9/1941 15/5/1943 2/1944 sunk 12/12/1944
Z43 1029 Deschimag, Bremen 5/1942 15/9/1943 5/1944 damaged 10/4/1945, scuttled 3/5/1945
Z44 1030 Deschimag, Bremen 8/1942 20/1/1944 --- sunk incomplete 29/7/1944
Z45 1031 Deschimag, Bremen 9/1943 15/4/1944 --- scuttled incomplete 20/7/1946

  

Displacement standard, t

2519

Displacement full, t

3542

Length, m

121.9 wl 127.0 oa

Breadth, m

12.0

Draught, m

3.54

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Deschimag geared steam turbines, 6 Wagner boilers

Power, h. p.

70000

Max speed, kts

36

Fuel, t

Z35, 36: oil 835

Z43-45: oil 825

Endurance, nm(kts)

Z35, 36: 2600(19)

Z43-45: 2950(19)

Armament

Z35, 36: 5 x 1 - 128/42 SK C/34, 2 x 2 - 37/69 FlaK M/42, 3 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT (30), 60 mines

Z43: 5 x 1 - 128/42 SK C/34, 2 x 2 - 37/69 FlaK M/42, 3 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 2 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT (30), 60 mines

Sensors FuMO 25 radar

Complement

335

Ship project history: Negative responses about destroyers with 150mm artillery together with necessity of fitting of stronger antiaircraft armament and electronic equipment have served as reason of return to 127mm guns on type 1936B(Mob). Antiaircraft artillery has been strengthened at the expense of fitting of 2 quadruple 20mm MGs on bridge wings and replacements of 37mm/83 semi-automatic guns by more quick-firing 37mms/69. In remaining these destroyers were identical to type 1936 (Mob), differing in only dropped temperature of a steam (426 instead of 460).

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Z35 and Z36 were lost 12/12/1944 on mines in a mouth of Gulf of Finland. Z43 was damaged 10/4/1945 by a ground mine in the Danziger Bight, 3/5/1945 she was scuttled in Geltinger Bay. Z44 was sunk 29/7/1944 by Allied aircraft in outfitting basin in Bremen. Incomplete Z45 was scuttled by Allies in Skagerrack 20/7/1946.

Z43

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14