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Ship Class1944-class Destroyer
BuilderDeutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG
Yard Number1111
Ordered25 Nov 1942
Displacement3,170 tons standard; 3,703 tons full
Length433 feet
Beam41 feet
Draft14 feet
Machinery8 MAN 2-stroke double action diesel engines, 2 shafts
Bunkerage640t diesel
Power Output76,000 shaft horsepower
Speed37 knots
Armament3x2x128mm Flak 40 dual purpose guns, 3x5.5cm anti-aircraft guns, 7x2x30mm guns, 2x4x torpedo tubes, 60 mines
Canceled6 Jul 1944


ww2dbaseZ53 was one of the seven Type 1944 diesel-powered destroyers planned to be equipped with sizeable anti-aircraft weaponry with modern electronics. She was one of the five laid down in early 1943, but she was broken up on the slip after the entire project was canceled in Jul 1944.

Last Major Revision: Sep 2020

Destroyer Z53 Interactive Map

Z53 Operational Timeline

25 Nov 1942 The order for Z53 was placed.
6 Jul 1944 The construction for Z53 was canceled.

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