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Z37

Destroyer




Z37 Destroyer

Service Data

In Service: 16 July 1942 to 24 August 1944

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel
Construction No: 627
Laid down: 1940
Launched: 24 February 1941
Commissioned: 16 July 1942

Technical Data

Type: Destroyer / Zerstörer
Class: Zerstörer 1936A (Mob)

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 75,638 shp
Propellers:
Speed: 35.5 knots
Range: 2,950 nautical miles at 19 knots
Crew: 330 men and officers
Armament:
5 × 15 cm L/48 SK C/36
carried 600 rounds
4 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 8000 rounds
10 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 20000 rounds
8 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes
12 × torpedo's carried
Armour
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Electronics:
Operators: Kriegsmarine
Variants:

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History



Career

16 July 1942
The destroyer Z37 is commissioned.

30 January 1944
The destroyer Z37 is damaged in a collision with Z32.

24 August 1944
The destroyer Z37 is towed into Bordeaux and scuttled. Position 44° 50N 00° 34W.

1949
The destroyer Z37 is broken up, and scrapped.

Commanders

Sorry No Image AvailableGeorg Langheld
Takes command on July 1942
Ends command on October 1943


Sorry No Image AvailableHelmut von Mantey
Takes command on October 1943
Ends command on March 1944


Sorry No Image AvailableOtto Ullrich
Takes command on March 1944
Ends command on July 1944


Sorry No Image AvailableOtto Heppe
Takes command on July 1944
Ends command on August 1944


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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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