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Z14 Friedirch Ihn

Destroyer




Z14 Friedirch Ihn Destroyer

Service Data

In Service: 9 April 1938 to 1961

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
Construction No: 503
Laid down: 30 March 1935
Launched: 5 November 1935
Commissioned: 9 April 1938

Technical Data

Type: Destroyer / Zerstörer
Class: Zerstörer 1934A

Displacement: 2,239 tons standard 3,165 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
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Career

9 April 1938
The destroyer Friedrich Ihn is commissioned.

8 October 1939
The destroyer Friedrich Ihn patrol the Atlantic along with the battleship Gneisenau, and light cruiser Köln and destroyers Friedrich Eckoldt, Max Schulz, Diether von Roeder, Theodor Riedel, Paul Jakobi, Bernd von Arnim, Erich Steinbrinck and Wilhlem Heidkamp.

12 to 13 December 1939
The destroyer Friedirch Ihn carries out mine laying operation against Newcastle. Along with the destroyers, Erich Steinbrinck, Bruno Heinemann, Richard Beitzen and Hermann Künne. On the way back meet up with light cruisers Nürnberg, Leipzig and Köln. Nürnberg and Köln are both hit by torpedoes from the British submarine HMS Salmon escort the returning ships.

6 to 7 January 1940
The destroyer Friedrich Ihn carries out mine laying operations against the Thames estuary. Along with the destroyers Richard Beitzen, Friedrich Eckold, Erich Steinbrinck, Hermann Schoemann and Karl Galster.

10 to 11 January 1940
The destroyer Friedrich Ihn carries out mine laying operations against Newcastle. Along with the destroyers Anton Schmitt, Karl Galster, Wilhlem Heidkamp, Richard Beitzen and Friedrich Eckold.

5 February 1946
The destroyer Friedrich Ihn is seized as a prize of war by the Russians.

1946
The destroyer Friedrich Ihn is renamed Pospesnyy.

1961
The destroyer Pospesnyy is broken up, and scrapped.

Commanders

Sorry No Image AvailableKlaus Trampedach
Takes command on April 1938
Ends command on October 1938


Erich Bey
Takes command on October 1938
Ends command on April 1939


Sorry No Image AvailableRudolf von Pufendorf
Takes command on April 1939
Ends command on November 1939


Sorry No Image AvailableGünther Wachsmuth
Takes command on October 1939
Ends command on November 1942


Sorry No Image AvailableGerhard Fromme
Takes command on November 1942
Ends command on January 1944


Sorry No Image Available Richter Oldekop
Takes command on January 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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