destroyer classes were commonly known by the year they were designed. The Zerstörer
1936 class ships were 6 ships (of 26 proposed) were enhanced and enlarged versions
of the 1934 and 1934A classes. Despite the serious failings of the earlier ships
not being evident when these were in design, they had been resolved. Engine reliability
and the structural integrity was much better making them much better seagoing
ships, shipping much less water through an betterment in the design of the bows.
None of the class made it through the war: all except one ship was sunk during
the battles of Narvik.
The ships in this class were called.
Diether von Roeder, Hans Lüdemann, Hermann Künne, Karl Galster, Wilhelm
Heidkamp, and Anton Schmitt.
Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
German warships of the Second World War.
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