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Z27

Destroyer




Z27 Destroyer

Service Data

In Service: 26 February 1941 to 28 December 1943

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Deschimag, Bremen
Construction No: 961
Laid down: 27 December 1939
Launched: 1 August 1940
Commissioned: 26 February 1941

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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Electronics:
Operators: Kriegsmarine
Variants:

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Career

26 February 1941
The destroyer Z27 is commissioned.

28 December 1943
The destroyer Z27 is sunk along with torpedo boat T25 and T26 by British cruiser HMS Glasgow and HMS Enterprise. 220 crew lost.

Commanders

Sorry No Image AvailableKarl Smidt
Takes command on February 1941
Ends command on August 1942


Sorry No Image AvailableGünter Schulz
Takes command on September 1942
Ends command on December 1943


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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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