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Z22 Anton Schmitt


Z22 Anton Schmitt Destroyer

Service Data

In Service: 24 September 1939 to 10 April 1940

Production Data

Builder: Deschimag, Bremen
Construction No: 924
Laid down: 3 January 1938
Launched: 20 September 1938
Commissioned: 24 September 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
Speed: 28.5 knots
Range: 2,050 nautical miles at 19 knots
Crew: 325 men and officers
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
Operators: Kriegsmarine

Other: Destroyers



24 September 1939
The destroyer Anton Schmitt is commissioned.

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

8 April 1940
The destroyer Anton Schmitt takes part in operation Weserübung (Invasion of Denmark and Norway) along with Georg Thiele, Wilhlem Heidkamp, Diether von Roeder, Erich Giese, Erich Koellner, Bernd von Arnim, Hans Lüdemann, Hermann Künne and Wolfgang Zenker.

10 April 1940
The destroyer Anton Schmitt is sunk after engaging British destroyers. 52 crew lost. Position 68° 25N 17° 24E.


Sorry No Image AvailableFriedrich Böhme
Takes command on September 1939
Ends command on April 1940


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