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Z45

Destroyer




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Service Data

In Service: to 1946

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Deschimag, Bremen
Construction No: 1031
Laid down: 1942
Launched: 15 April 1944
Commissioned:

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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Operators: Kriegsmarine
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Career

15 April 1944
The destroyer Z45 is launched but not comleted.

1946
The destroyer Z45 is broken up, and scrapped.

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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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