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Z26

Destroyer




Z26 Destroyer

Service Data

In Service: 11 January 1940 to 29 March 1942

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Deschimag, Bremen
Construction No: 960
Laid down: 1 April 1939
Launched: 2 April 1940
Commissioned: 11 January 1940

Technical Data

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

Displacement: 2,543 tons standard 3,543 tons full load
Length: 127 m
Beam: 12 m
Draft: 4.43 m
Propulsion: 2 × shafts 2 × Wagner geared turbines producing up to 70,000 shp
Propellers:
Speed: 36 knots
Range: 2,500 nautical miles at 19 knots
Crew: 330 men and officers
Armament:
4 × 15 cm L/48 SK C/36
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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Operators: Kriegsmarine
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Career

11 January 1940
The destroyer Z26 is commissioned.

29 March 1942
The destroyer Z26 is sunk by the British cruiser HMS Trinidad and the destroyers HMS Fury and Eclipse. 243 crew lost. Position 72° 07N 32° 15E.

Commanders

Sorry No Image AvailableRitter und Edler Herr von Berger
Takes command on January 1941
Ends command on March 1942


Gallery

Z26 picture 2

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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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