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ZG3 HERMES destroyer (1939 / 1942)


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ZG3 Hermes  

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
ZG3, 8.1942- ZG3 Hermes (ex-Βασιλεύς Γεώργιος Α' [Vasilefs Georgios I])     Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK 2.1937 3.3.1938 12.1938 // 3.1942 damaged 30.4.1943, scuttled 7.5.1943


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1414

Displacement full, t2088
Length, m

98.5 wl 101.2 oa

Breadth, m

10.4

Draught, m

2.34

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 Yarrow 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

34000

Max speed, kts

32

Fuel, t

oil 465

Endurance, nm(kts)4800(19)
Armament

4 x 1 - 128/42 SK C/34, 2 x 2 - 37/80 SK C/30, 5 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 2 DCT (30)

Electronic equipmentS-Gerät sonar
Complement

225



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<i> ZG3 Hermes</i>  
ZG3 Hermes  


Project history

Ex-Greek destroyer Vasilefs Georgios I. She was similar to British H-class ships, but was equipped with German main guns and fire-control system. She was sunk by German aircraft at Piraeus 20.4.1941, salvaged and after repair commissioned 21.3.1942 as ZG3. In battle conditions destroyer made to 33.6kts.

Modernizations

1944: - 2 x 1 - 20/65; + 2 x 4 - 20/65 C/38

Naval service

30.4.1943 Hermes was damaged by US aircraft and 7.5.1943 scuttled at Tunis.