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Z30

Destroyer




Z30 Destroyer

Service Data

In Service: 15 November 1941 to 1949

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Deschimag, Bremen
Construction No: 964
Laid down: 15 April 1940
Launched: 8 December 1940
Commissioned: 15 November 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
Propellers:
Speed: 36.1 knots
Range: 2,950 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
7 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30 after 1944-45
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
14 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30 after 1944-45
8 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes
12 × torpedo's carried
60 mines
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Career

15 November 1941
The destroyer Z30 is commissioned.

1945 The destroyer Z30 is seized as a prize of war by the British.

1949
The destroyer Z30 is broken up, and scrapped.

Commanders

Sorry No Image AvailableHeinrich Kaiser
Takes command on November 1941
Ends command on March 1943


Sorry No Image Available Carl-Heinrich Lampe
Takes command on March 1943
Ends command on December 1944


Sorry No Image AvailableDietrich Hoffman
Takes command on December 1944
Ends command on April 1945


Sorry No Image AvailableHeinrich Erdmann
Takes command on April 1945
Ends command on May 1945


Gallery

Z30 Destroyer 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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