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Z39

Destroyer




Z39 Destroyer

Service Data

In Service: 21 August 1943 to February 1964

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel
Construction No: 629
Laid down: 1940
Launched: 5 August 1941
Commissioned: 21 August 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:

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Career

21 August 1943
The destroyer Z39 is commissioned.

July 1945
The destroyer Z39 is seized as a prize of war by the USA.

1947
The destroyer Z39 is renamed DD 939.

1951
The destroyer DD 939 is used for spare parts.

1953
The destroyer DD 939 is renamed Q 128.

1964
The destroyer Q 128 broken up, and scrapped.

Commanders

Sorry No Image AvailableKonrad Loerke
Takes command on August 1943
Ends command on May 1945


Gallery

Z39 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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