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Ship ClassF-class Destroyer Escort
BuilderFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft
Yard Number532
Ordered17 May 1934
Laid Down22 Aug 1934
Launched1 Jun 1935
Commissioned7 Mar 1936
Sunk3 May 1945
Displacement1,065 tons standard
Length263 feet
Beam29 feet
Draft11 feet
MachineryTwo geared turbines, two shafts
Power Output14,000 shaft horsepower
Speed21 knots
Range1,700nm at 13 knots
Armament2x10.5cm L/45 guns (1x from 1942), 2x8.8cm guns, 4x3.7cm L/83 guns, 2x2cm anti-aircraft guns (4x from 1942), depth charge launchers


ww2dbaseFleet escort ship F3 was commissioned into service in 1936. In Oct 1938, she was decommissioned for the intended purpose of conversion into fleet tender Königin Louise. In Mar 1940, she was recommissioned as Hai rather than Königin Louise. During the German invasion of the Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa), she sustained some damage by aerial bombs on 28 Jun 1941. She was sunk at Kiel, Germany by British Typhoon fighter bombers in May 1945. Her wreck was raised in 1948 and was broken down for scraps.

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F3 Operational Timeline

17 May 1934 The order for fleet escort ship F3 was placed.
1 Jun 1935 Fleet escort ship F3 was launched at the Krupp Germania Werft yard in Kiel, Germany.
7 Mar 1936 Fleet escort ship F3 was commissioned into service.
28 Oct 1938 Fleet escort ship F3 was decommissioned for conversion into a fleet tender.
5 Mar 1940 Fleet escort ship F3 was recommissioned as a fleet tender, with the new name of Hai.
28 Jun 1941 Fleet tender Hai sustained some damage by Soviet aircraft in the Baltic Sea.
24 Jun 1942 Fleet tender Hai sustained some damage by Soviet aircraft.
3 May 1945 Fleet tender Hai was sunk by British Typhoon fighter bombers at Kiel, Germany.

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