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Z29 Destroyer

Service Data

In Service: 25 June 1941 to 16 December 1945

Production Data

Builder: Deschimag, Bremen
Construction No: 963
Laid down: 21 March 1940
Launched: 15 October 1940
Commissioned: 25 June 1941

Technical Data

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

Displacement: 2,657 tons standard 3,691 tons full load
Length: 127 m
Beam: 12 m
Draft: 4.62 m
Propulsion: 2 × shafts 2 × Wagner geared turbines producing up to 71,915 shp
Speed: 36.1 knots
Range: 2,950 nautical miles at 19 knots
Crew: 330 men and officers
4 × 15 cm L/48 SK C/36
carried 600 rounds
4 × 15 cm L/48 SK C/36 after 1944
carried 480 rounds
4 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 8000 rounds
11 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30 after 1944
7 × 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
29 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30 after 1944
8 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes
12 × torpedo's carried
60 mines
Operators: Kriegsmarine

Other: Destroyers



25 June 1941
The destroyer Z29 is commissioned.

14 to 17 January 1942
The destroyer Z29 escorts battleship Tirpitz to the Trondheimfjord. Along with Paul Jakobi, Bruno Heinemann and Richard Beitzen.

18 to 20 January 1942
The destroyers Z29 returns to Germany along with Bruno Heinemann , Paul Jakobi and Richard Beitzen.

The destroyers Z29 is seized as a prize of war by the USA.

The destroyers Z29 is cannibalised at Bremerhaven.

16 December 1945
The destroyers Z29 is scuttled. Position 57° 53N 06° 13E.


Sorry No Image AvailableKurt Rechel
Takes command on July 1941
Ends command on March 1943

Sorry No Image AvailableTheodor von Mutius
Takes command on April 1943
Ends command on May 1945


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