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Z31

Destroyer




Z31 Destroyer

Service Data

In Service: 11 April 1942 to 1958

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Deschimag, Bremen
Construction No: 1001
Laid down: 1 September 1940
Launched: 15 April 1941
Commissioned: 11 April 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 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 600 rounds
3 × 15 cm L/48 SK C/36 after 1945
1 × 10.5 cm L/45 SK L/45 after 1945
carried 200 rounds
4 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 8000 rounds
14 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30 after 1945
10 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 20000 rounds
8 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes
12 × torpedo's carried
60 mines
Armour
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History



Career

11 April 1942
The destroyer Z31 is commissioned.

20 December 1945
The destroyer Z31 is seized as a prize of war by the British.

1945
The destroyer Z31 is transfferred to France.

1946
The destroyer Z31 is renamed Marceau.

1958
The destroyer Marceau is renamed Q 103 and is broken up, and scrapped.

Commanders

Sorry No Image AvailableHermann Alberts
Takes command on April 1942
Ends command on December 1943


Sorry No Image AvailableKarl Paul
Takes command on December 1943
Ends command on May 1945


Gallery

Z31 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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