Ship ClassF-class Destroyer Escort
BuilderFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft
Yard Number533
Ordered17 May 1934
Laid Down22 Aug 1934
Launched2 Jul 1935
Commissioned5 Apr 1936
Displacement1,065 tons standard
Length259 feet
Beam29 feet
Draft11 feet
MachineryTwo geared turbines, two shafts
Power Output14,000 shaft horsepower
Speed28 knots
Range1,700nm at 13 knots
Armament2x10.5cm L/45 guns (from 1944), 4x3.7cm L/83 guns (2x from 1944), 2x2cm anti-aircraft guns, depth charge launchers


ww2dbaseFleet escort ship F4 was commissioned into service in 1936. In Apr 1939, she was decommissioned for the intended purpose of conversion into a torpedo recovery vessel. In Aug 1940, the conversion work ceased. She was then transferred to an experimental unit. In 1944, she was transferred to the North Sea to serve as an escort vessel. After the war, she was taken over by the United Kingdom. She was broken down for scrap in Jan 1949.

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Destroyer Escort F4 Interactive Map

F4 Operational Timeline

17 May 1934 The order for fleet escort ship F4 was placed.
22 Aug 1934 The keel of fleet escort ship F4 was laid down at the Krupp Germania Werft yard in Kiel, Germany.
2 Jul 1935 Fleet escort ship F4 was launched at the Krupp Germania Werft yard in Kiel, Germany.
5 Apr 1936 Fleet escort ship F4 was commissioned into service.
1 Aug 1940 The work to convert F4 from a fleet escort ship to a torpedo recovery vessel ceased.

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