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Z43

Destroyer




Z43 Destroyer

Service Data

In Service: 31 May 1944 to 3 May 1945

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Deschimag, Bremen
Construction No: 1029
Laid down: 1 May 1942
Launched: 22 September 1943
Commissioned: 31 May 1944

Technical Data

Type: Destroyer / Zerstörer
Class: Zerstörer 1936B

Displacement: 2,519 tons standard 3,542 tons full load
Length: 127 m
Beam: 12 m
Draft: 4.32 m
Propulsion: 2 × shafts 2 × Wagner geared turbines producing up to 70,000 shp
Propellers:
Speed: 36 knots
Range: 2,950 nautical miles at 19 knots
Crew: 330 men and officers
Armament:
5 × 12.7 cm L/45 SK C/34
carried 600 rounds
4 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 8000 rounds
16 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 14000 to 16000 rounds
8 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes
12 × torpedo's carried
4 × depth charge launchers
36 mines
Armour
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Electronics:
Operators: Kriegsmarine
Variants:

Other: Destroyers
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History



Career

31 May 1944
The destroyer Z43 is commissioned.

3 May 1945
The destroyer Z43 is scuttled after being attacked aircraft and mines.

Commanders

Sorry No Image AvailableArthur Wenniger
Takes command on March 1944
Ends command on March 1945


Sorry No Image AvailableCarl-Heinrich Lampe
Takes command on April 1945
Ends command on May 1945


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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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