Z45

CountryGermany
Ship Class1936B-class Destroyer
BuilderDeutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG
Yard Number1030
Slip/Drydock NumberXI
Ordered1 Sep 1943
Laid Down1 Sep 1943
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 SHP
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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ww2dbaseZ45 was laid down by the DeSchiMAG shipyard in Bremen, Germany in Sep 1943, and the ship was initially projected to be launched in Apr 1944. The lack of priority for surface ships by mid-war, however, meant her progress was slow right from the start. On 24 Jul 1944, it was decided that the Z45 project was to be abandoned, and her parts were to be removed to repair destroyer Z39. She was broken up on the slipway in 1946.

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1 Sep 1943 The keel of Z45 was laid down at the DeSchiMAG shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
24 Jul 1944 In Bremen, Germany, the construction of Z45 was halted, and her parts were to be removed to repair destroyer Z39.




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