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Z10 Hans Lody

Destroyer




Z10 Hans Lody Destroyer

Service Data

In Service: 17 September 1938 to 1949

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel
Construction No: 536
Laid down: 1 April 1935
Launched: 14 May 1936
Commissioned: 17 September 1938

Technical Data

Type: Destroyer / Zerstörer
Class: Zerstörer 1934A

Displacement: 2,270 tons standard 3,190 tons full load
Length: 120 m
Beam: 11.3 m
Draft: 4.23 m
Propulsion: 2 × shafts 2 × Wagner geared turbines producing up to 70,000 shp
Propellers:
Speed: 38.7 knots
Range: 1,825 nautical miles at 19 knots
Crew: 325 men and officers
Armament:
5 × 12.7 cm L/45 SK C/34
carried 600 rounds
4 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 8000 rounds
6 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 12000 rounds
8 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30 after mid 1942
carried 16000 rounds
8 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes
8 torpedo's carried
4 × depth charge launchers
60 mines
Armour
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History



Career

17 September 1938
The destroyer Hans Lody is commissioned.

24 to 25 November 1940
The destroyer Hans Lody carries out operations against Plymouth along with the destroyers Richard Beitzen, Karl Galster, they engage several British patrol boats and sink two

28 to 29 November 1940
The destroyer Hans Lody carries out its second operation against Plymouth along with the destroyers Richard Beitzen, Karl Galster, they engage several British patrol boats and sink three.

1 to 2 July 1941
The destroyer Hans Lody is transferred to Bergen along with Richard Beitzen.

4 to 11 July 1941
The destroyer Hans Lody is transferred to Kirkenes along with the rest of 6th destroyer flotilla Herman Schoemann, Friedrich Eckold, Karl Galster, and Richard Beitzen.

12 to 16 July 1941
The destroyer Hans Lody carries out operations along with the rest of 6th destroyer flotilla Herman Schoemann, Friedrich Eckold, Karl Galster, and Richard Beitzen. And sink two Russian patrol boats.

9 to 10 August 1941
The destroyer Hans Lody carries out operations near Kola inlet. Along with Friedrich Eckold, and Richard Beitzen. And sinks one Russian patrol boat SKR 12 Tuman Richard Beitzen is damaged by coastal artillery.

1946
The destroyer Hans Lody is seized as a prize of war by the British.

1946
The destroyer Hans Lody is renamed R38.

1949
The destroyer R 38 is broken up, and scrapped.

Commanders

Karl von Puttkammer
Takes command on September 1938
Ends command on August 1939

Hubert Freiherr von Wangenheim
Takes command on August 1939
Ends command on October 1940

Werner Pfeiffer
Takes command on November 1940
Ends command on August 1942

Karl Adolf Zenker
Takes command on August 1942
Ends command on March 1943

Carl-Heinz Vorsteher
Takes command on March 1943
Ends command on April 1943

Hans Marks
Takes command on April 1943
Ends command on November 1943

Kurt Haun
Takes command on November 1943
Ends command on July 1944

Richard von Bulla
Takes command on July 1944
Ends command on November 1944

Kurt Haun
Takes command on November 1944
Ends command on May 1945

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Sources

German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
ISBN-10: 0851775330

German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
ISBN-10: 155750301X

German warships of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0668040378

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