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1936B-class Destroyer

CountryGermany
Ships in Class8
BuildersDeutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG: 5 (1 cancelled)
Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft: 3 (all cancelled)
Displacement2,559 tons standard; 3,599 tons full
Length417 feet
Beam39 feet
Draft14 feet
MachinerySix Wagner water-tube boilers, two Wagner geared steam turbine sets, two propellers
Bunkerage835t fuel oil
Power Output69,000 shaft horsepower
Speed36 knots
Range2,600nm at 19 knots
Crew336
Armament5x12.7cm 45cal SK C/34 guns, 2x2x3.7cm 80cal SK C/30 anti-aircraft guns, 3x4x2cm 65cal C/30 guns, 3x1x2cm 65cal C/30 guns, 2x4x53.3cm torpedo tubes, 4x depth charge launchers, 74 mines

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This article refers to the entire Type 1936B-class; it is not about an individual vessel.

ww2dbaseThe Type 1936B destroyers were the succeeding design to Type 1936A, retaining the hull, exchanging reverting to the lighter main armament of the earlier Type 1936 to reduce top weight, and adding additional anti-aircraft weaponry. These ships' hulls were divided into 16 watertight compartments and they were fitted with a double bottom that covered 47% of their length amidships. It was originally planned to commission eight of these ships into service, but ultimately only three would serve. One was launched but not commissioned, one was laid down but never launched, and three were cancelled before keel laying. Z35 was the lead ship of this class, launched in Oct 1942 and commissioned in Feb 1944. All three commissioned Type 1936B destroyers served in the Baltic Sea with the 6th Destroyer Flotilla. Two of them were lost to mines, while the third was scuttled at the very end of the war.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Jan 2021

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1936B-class Destroyer Operational Timeline

17 Feb 1941 The order for destroyer Z43 was issued.
17 Feb 1941 The order for the construction of Z35 was issued.
17 Feb 1941 The order for the construction of Z36 was issued.
6 Jun 1941 The keel of Z35 was laid down by the DeSchiMAG shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
15 Sep 1941 The keel of Z36 was laid down by the DeSchiMAG shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
1 May 1942 The keel of Z43 was laid down by the DeSchiMAG shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
1 Aug 1942 The keel of Z44 was laid down at the DeSchiMAG shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
2 Oct 1942 Z35 was launched at the DeSchiMAG shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
15 May 1943 Z36 was launched at the DeSchiMAG shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
1 Sep 1943 The keel of Z45 was laid down at the DeSchiMAG shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
22 Sep 1943 Z35 was commissioned into service, Korvettenkapit├Ąn Niels B├Ątge in command.
22 Sep 1943 Z43 was launched by the DeSchiMAG shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
20 Jan 1944 Z44 was launched by the DeSchiMAG shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
13 Feb 1944 Z35 arrived at Tallinn, Estonia.
19 Feb 1944 Z36 was commissioned into service with Korvettenkapit├Ąn Fredric von Hausen in command.
12 Mar 1944 Z35 and the German 6th Destroyer Flotilla laid a minefield in Narva Bay, Estonia while shelling Soviet positions on the eastern shore of the bay.
24 May 1944 Z43 was commissioned into service with Fregattenkapit├Ąn Carl Heinrich Lampe in command.
28 Jun 1944 Z35 and Z36 escorted heavy cruiser L├╝tzow for the island of Ut├Â, Finland, but the sortie would be canceled after her departure.
24 Jul 1944 In Bremen, Germany, the construction of Z45 was halted, and her parts were to be removed to repair destroyer Z39.
24 Jul 1944 In Bremen, Germany, the equipping work of Z44 was halted, and her parts were to be removed to repair destroyer Z39.
29 Jul 1944 Destroyer Z44 was sunk by a British RAF raid on Bremen, Germany.
30 Jul 1944 Z35 and Z36 sailed into the Gulf of Riga to bombard Soviet positions in Latvia.
1 Aug 1944 Z35 and Z36 sailed into the Gulf of Riga to bombard Soviet positions in Latvia.
5 Aug 1944 Z35 and Z36 escorted heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen off the Estonian island of Saaremaa (German: ├ľsel).
19 Aug 1944 Z35 and Z36 began escorting heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen off the Latvian coast.
20 Aug 1944 Z35 and Z36 completed the escorting of heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen off the Latvian coast. Z35 damaged her propellers on a rock, thus requiring her to sail to Gotenhafen, Germany (occupied Gdynia, Poland) for repairs.
16 Sep 1944 Destroyers Z28 and Z36 escorted the passenger ship Monte Rosa, with refugees aboard, from Paldiski (German: Baltisch-Port), Estonia to Gotenhafen, Germany (occupied Gdynia, Poland).
10 Oct 1944 Z35 and Z36 began escorting heavy cruisers L├╝tzow and Prinz Eugen as the cruiser shelled Soviet targets in the areas of Klaip─Śda (German: Memel) and Liep─üja (German: Libau), Latvia.
15 Oct 1944 Z35 and Z36 completed the escorting of heavy cruisers L├╝tzow and Prinz Eugen as the cruiser shelled Soviet targets in the areas of Klaip─Śda (German: Memel) and Liep─üja (German: Libau), Latvia.
23 Oct 1944 Off the Latvian coast, a shell exploded in the barrel of No. 3 gun of destroyer Z35, wounding one man and blowing the barrel and breech overboard.
24 Oct 1944 Z35 was struck by splinters during a Soviet air attack off the Latvian coast.
20 Nov 1944 Admiral Scheer, Prinz Eugen, Z35, Z36, and Z43 began shelling Soviet positions during the evacuation of the S├Árve (German: Sworbe) peninsula on the Estonian island of Saaremaa (German: ├ľsel).
24 Nov 1944 Admiral Scheer, Prinz Eugen, Z35, Z36, and Z43 completed shelling Soviet positions during the evacuation of the S├Árve (German: Sworbe) peninsula on the Estonian island of Saaremaa (German: ├ľsel).
11 Dec 1944 After sundown, German destroyers Z35, Z36, and Z43 and torpedo boat T28 began laying a new minefield off the Estonian coast, planning to deploy 68 mines each. Torpedo boat T23 provided escort for the group.
12 Dec 1944 German destroyer Z35 and Z36, while laying mines, accidentally sailed into the existing "Nashorn" minefield 2.5 nautical miles further north of their intended position off the Estonian coast. Z36 struck a mine at 0152 hours and Z35 struck another at 0200 hours. Both sank. 70 survivors of Z35 were rescued by the Soviets, while all aboard Z36 were lost.
27 Feb 1945 Z43 escorted ocean liner SS Hamburg to Sassnitz on the Jasmund peninsula on R├╝gen Island, Germany.
7 Mar 1945 Z43 escorted heavy cruisers Admiral Scheer and L├╝tzow from Danzig Bay to Swinem├╝nde, Germany (now ┼Üwinouj┼Ťcie, Poland).
11 Mar 1945 Z43 began shelling Soviet positions near Kolberg, Germany (now Ko┼éobrzeg, Poland).
18 Mar 1945 Z43 completed the shelling Soviet positions near Kolberg, Germany (now Ko┼éobrzeg, Poland) as German forces completed the city's evacuation.
27 Mar 1945 Heavy cruiser L├╝tzow, destroyer Z43, and other German ships began shelling Soviet positions on the coast of the Danzig Bay.
7 Apr 1945 Heavy cruiser L├╝tzow, destroyer Z43, and other German ships completed the shelling Soviet positions on the coast of the Danzig Bay.
9 Apr 1945 Z43 was struck by a Soviet bomb, but it failed to detonate.
10 Apr 1945 Z43 struck a mine, which blew a 15-meter by 4-meter hole in her hull and broke her keel, flooding the center and aft boiler rooms. Torpedo boat T33 towed her some distance before emergency repairs restored enough power for her to sail to Rostock, Germany for repairs.
2 May 1945 Z43 provided gunfire support in the Warnem├╝nde area of Rostock, Germany, while unloading her anti-aircraft weaponry to local troops. Before departing for Kiel, Germany, she also provided some of her sailors to act as naval infantry.
3 May 1945 Z43 was scuttled at Kiel, Germany to prevent Allied capture.




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