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Z33

Destroyer




Z33 Destroyer

Service Data

In Service: 6 February 1943 to 1964

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Deschimag, Bremen
Construction No: 1003
Laid down: 22 December 1940
Launched: 15 September 1941
Commissioned: 6 February 1943

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:
5 × 15 cm L/48 SK C/36
carried 600 rounds
5 × 15 cm L/48 SK C/36 after 1945
4 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 8000 rounds
10 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 20000 rounds
16 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30 after 1945
8 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes
12 × torpedo's carried
60 mines
Armour
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Operators: Kriegsmarine
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History



Career

6 February 1943
The destroyer Z33 is commissioned.

1945 The destroyer Z33 is seized as a prize of war by the Russians.

1946
The destroyer Z33 is renamed Provornyy.

1964
The Provornyy is broken up, and scrapped.

Commanders

Sorry No Image AvailableErich Holtorf
Takes command on February 1943
Ends command on June 1944


Sorry No Image AvailableRudolf Menge
Takes command on June 1944
Ends command on March 1945


Sorry No Image AvailableHeinrich Peter-Pirkham
Takes command on March 1945
Ends command on May 1945


Gallery

Z33 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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