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Z7 Hermann Schoemann

Destroyer




Z7 Hermann Schoemann Destroyer

Service Data

In Service: 15 September 1937 to 2 May 1942

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Deschimag, Bremen
Construction No: 901
Laid down: 7 September 1935
Launched: 16 July 1936
Commissioned: 15 September 1937

Technical Data

Type: Destroyer / Zerstörer
Class: Zerstörer 1934A

Displacement: 2,171 tons standard 3,110 tons full load
Length: 120 m
Beam: 11.3 m
Draft: 4.28 m
Propulsion: 2 × shafts 2 × Wagner geared turbines producing up to 70,000 shp
Propellers:
Speed: 38.7 knots
Range: 1,825 nautical miles at 19 knots
Crew: 325 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
6 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 12000 rounds
8 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30 after mid 1942
carried 16000 rounds
8 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes
8 torpedo's carried
4 × depth charge launchers
60 mines
Armour
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History



Career

15 September 1937
The destroyer Hermann Schoemann is commissioned.

6 to 7 January 1940
The destroyer Hermann Schoemann carries out mine laying operations against the Thames estuary. Along with the destroyers Friedrich Ihn, Friedrich Eckold, Erich Steinbrinck, Richard Beitzen and Karl Galster.

9 to 10 February 1940
The destroyer Hermann Schoemann carries out mine laying operations along with the destroyers Max Schulz, Wilhlem Heidkamp, Richard Beitzen, Theodor Riedel and Friedrich Eckold.

17 to 18 April 1940
The destroyer Hermann Schoemann carries out mine laying operations in the North Sea along with the destroyers Bruno Heinemann and Richard Beitzen.

19 to 20 April 1940
The destroyer Hermann Schoemann carries out mine laying operations in the North Sea along with the destroyers Bruno Heinemann and Richard Beitzen.

9 May 1940
The destroyer Hermann Schoemann escorts the minelayers, Kaiser, Preussen, Roland and Corba, Along with Bruno Heinemann and Richard Beitzen and the torpedo boat Greif plus three S-boats during the course of operation British aircraft are detected and the operation cancelled.

4 to 11 July 1941
The destroyer Herman Schoemann is transferred to Kirkenes along with the rest of 6th destroyer flotilla Richard Beitzen, Friedrich Eckold, Karl Galster, and Hans Lody.

12 to 16 July 1941
The destroyer Herman Schoemann carries out operations along with the rest of 6th destroyer flotilla Richard Beitzen, Friedrich Eckold, Karl Galster, and Hans Lody. And sink two Russian patrol boats.

22 to 24 July 1941
The destroyer Herman Schoemann carries out operations along with the rest of 6th destroyer flotilla Richard Beitzen, Friedrich Eckold, and Karl Galster. And sink one Russian patrol boat and one floatplane.

24 to 26 January 1942
The destroyer Herman Schoemann is transferred to Le Havre along with Richard Beitzen, Paul Jakobi and Bruno Heinemann. During the journey Bruno Heinemann is struck by two mines and is lost.

2 May 1942
The destroyer Herman Schoemann attacked the British cruiser HMS Edinburgh along with Z24 and Z25 whilst she was under tow to Kola Fjord. During this action the destroyer Herman Schoemann was sunk. Position 73° 30N 35° 10E.

Commanders

Erich Schulte Monting
Takes command on 15 September 1937
Ends command on 25 October 1938

Theodor Detmers
Takes command on October 1938
Ends command on July 1940

Konrad Loerke
Takes command on July 1940
Ends command on October 1940

Heinrich Wittig
Takes command on October 1940
Ends command on May 1942

Gallery

Hermann Schoemann 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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