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Z20 Karl Galster

Destroyer




Z20 Karl Galster Destroyer

Service Data

In Service: 21 March 1939 to 1961

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Deschimag, Bremen
Construction No: 922
Laid down: 14 September 1937
Launched: 15 June 1938
Commissioned: 21 March 1939

Technical Data

Type: Destroyer / Zerstörer
Class: Zerstörer 1936

Displacement: 2,411 tons standard 3,415 tons full load
Length: 125.1 m
Beam: 11.8 m
Draft: 4.50 m
Propulsion: 2 × shafts 2 × Wagner geared turbines producing up to 70,000 shp
Propellers:
Speed: 28.5 knots
Range: 2,050 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
9 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30 later
carried 18000 rounds
8 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes
8 torpedo's carried
60 mines
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Operators: Kriegsmarine
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Career

21 March 1939
The destroyer Karl Galster is commissioned.

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

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

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

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

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

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

22 to 24 July 1941
The destroyer Karl Galster carries out operations along with the rest of 6th destroyer flotilla Herman Schoemann, Friedrich Eckold, and Richard Beitzen. And sink one Russian patrol boat and one floatplane.

1946
The destroyer Karl Galster is seized as a prize of war by the Russians.

1946
The destroyer Karl Galster is renamed Procnyy.

1961
The destroyer Procnyy is broken up, and scrapped.

Commanders

Sorry No Image AvailableTheodor Freiherr von Mauchenheim gennant Bechtolsheim
Takes command on March 1939
Ends command onAugust 194


Gallery

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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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