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Z23

Destroyer




Z23 Destroyer

Service Data

In Service: 15 September 1940 to 7 October 1951

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Deschimag, Bremen
Construction No: 957
Laid down: 15 November 1938
Launched: 15 December 1939
Commissioned: 15 September 1940

Technical Data

Type: Destroyer / Zerstörer
Class: Zerstörer 1936A "Narvik"

Displacement: 2,603 tons standard 3,605 tons full load
Length: 127 m
Beam: 12 m
Draft: 4.65 m
Propulsion: 2 × shafts 2 × Wagner geared turbines producing up to 70,000 shp
Propellers:
Speed: 37.5 knots
Range: 2,500 nautical miles at 19 knots
Crew: 330 men and officers
Armament:
4 × 15 cm L/48 SK C/36
carried 600 rounds
5 × 15 cm L/48 SK C/36 after 1944
carried 480 rounds
4 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 8000 rounds
5 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 10000 to 14000 rounds
12 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30 after 1942
carried 24000 to 32000 rounds
8 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes
12 × torpedo's carried
60 mines
Armour
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History



Career

15 September 1940
The destroyer Z23 is commissioned.

21 August 1944
The destroyer Z23 is sunk by British RAF. Position 46° 10N 01° 12W.

1945
The destroyer Z23 is raised by the British.

1945
The destroyer Z23 is renamed Leopard by France.

7 October 1951
The destroyer Leopard is cannibalised and broken up, and scrapped.

Commanders

Sorry No Image AvailableFriedrich Böhme
Takes command on September 1940
Ends command on May 1942


Sorry No Image AvailableHeinrich Wittig
Takes command on May 1942
Ends command on March 1944


Sorry No Image AvailableHelmut von Mantey
Takes command on March 1944
Ends command on August 1944


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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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