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Z38

Destroyer




Z38 Destroyer

Service Data

In Service: 20 March 1943 to 1949

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel
Construction No: 628
Laid down: 1940
Launched: 5 August 1941
Commissioned: 20 March 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 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
60 mines
Armour
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Electronics:
Operators: Kriegsmarine
Variants:

Other: Destroyers
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History



Career

20 March 1943
The destroyer Z38 is commissioned.

22 September 1945
The destroyer Z38 is seized as a prize of war by the British.

1945
The destroyer Z38 is renamed Nonsuch.

1949
The destroyer Nonsuch is broken up, and scrapped.

Commanders

Sorry No Image AvailableGerfried Brutzer
Takes command on March 1943
Ends command on September 1944


Sorry No Image AvailableWilhelm Nickolaus von Lyncker
Takes command on September 1944
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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