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Z3 Max Schulz


Z3 Max Schulz Destroyer

Service Data

In Service: 8 April 1937 to 22 February 1940

Production Data

Builder: Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel
Construction No: 244
Laid down: 2 January 1935
Launched: 30 November 1935
Commissioned: 8 April 1937

Technical Data

Type: Destroyer / Zerstörer
Class: Zerstörer 1934

Displacement: 2,223 tons standard 3,156 tons full load
Length: 119.3 m
Beam: 11.3 m
Draft: 4.23 m
Propulsion: 2 × shafts 2 × Wagner geared turbines producing up to 70,000 shp
Speed: 38.7 knots
Range: 1,825 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
8 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30 after mid 1942
carried 16000 rounds
8 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes
8 torpedo's carried
4 × depth charge launchers
60 mines
Operators: Kriegsmarine

Other: Destroyers



8 April 1937
The destroyer Max Schulz is commissioned.

27 August 1939 The destroyer Max Schulz hits the torpedo boat Tiger and is lost with 2 crew lost.

8 October 1939
The destroyer Max Schulz patrol the Atlantic along with the battleship Gneisenau, and light cruiser Köln and destroyers Friedrich Eckoldt, Friedrich Ihn, Diether von Roeder, Theodor Riedel, Paul Jakobi, Bernd von Arnim, Erich Steinbrinck and Wilhlem Heidkamp.

9 to 10 February 1940
The destroyer Max Schulz carries out mine laying operations along with the destroyers Hermann Schoemann, Wilhlem Heidkamp Richard Beitzen, Theodor Riedel and Friedrich Eckold.

22 February 1940
The destroyer Max Schulz takes part in operation Wikinger (German sortie into the North Sea) along with Erich Koellner, Friedrich Eckold, Leberecht Maaß, Richard Beitzen, and Theodor Riedel, They receive orders to proceed against British shipping at Dogger Bank. On the way there a Luftwaffe bomber attacks the destroyers, sinking the Lebercht Maas. During the rescue of Lebercht Maas crew, Max Schulz hits a mine and is lost with all hands


Martin Baltzer
Takes command on April 1937
Ends command on October 1938

Sorry No Image AvailableKlaus Trampedach
Takes command on October 1938
Ends command on February 1940


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