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German Navy - Deutsche Marine
Type 119 Z1 class Destroyer
(ex US Fletcher class DD's)
 

type 119 Z1 Zerstörer 1 class destroyer german navy deutsche marine us fletcher
  
 
Ships:
 
D 170
FGS Z 1 (Zerstörer 1) (1958-72)
D 171
FGS Z 2 (Zerstörer 2)
(1959-81)
D 172
FGS Z 3 (Zerstörer 3)
(1959-80)
D 178
FGS Z 4 (Zerstörer 4)
(1959-81)
D 179
FGS Z 5 (Zerstörer 5)
(1960-82)
D 180
FGS Z 6 (Zerstörer 6)
(1960-67)
  
 
Specifications:

Displacement:
2750 tons (full load)
Length:
114,8 meters (376.5 feet)
Beam: 12,0 meters (39.5 ft)
Draft: 5,3 meters (17.5 ft)
Speed: 36 knots (67 km/h)
Range: 5500 NM (8850 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 329

Propulsion:
2 x
General Electric geared steam turbines / 4 x Babcock & Wilcox boilers
(60000 shp / 45 MW)
2 shafts, 2
propellers

Armament:
  

(as built)

5 x single 5”/38-caliber (127mm) guns
6-10 x 40mm Bofors AA guns
7-10 x 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
10 x 21” (533mm) torpedo tubes (2x5)
6 x depth charge projectors (K-guns)
2 x depth charge racks
 
(German service)
4 x single 5”/38-caliber (127mm) guns
6 x 3"/L50 (76mm) guns (3x2)
5 x 21” (533mm) torpedo tubes (1x5)
2 x 21” (533mm) torpedo tubes (2x1)
2 x
Hedgehog Anti-Submarine Projector
1 x
depth charge rack

Aviation:
none
 
 
 
D 170 FGS Z 1 (Zerstörer 1)

(ex USS Anthony / DD 515)

Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, USA

US service (1942-46):
laid down: August 17, 1942
launched: December 20, 1942
commissioned: February 26, 1943
decommissioned: April 17, 1946
transferred to West Germany: January 17, 1958

German Navy service (1958-72):
commissioned: January 17, 1958
decommissioned:
March 17, 1972
returned to US:
April 15, 1972

stricken (US): April 15, 1972
sold to Germany for cannibalization & scrapping: June 27, 1972
stricken (Germany): 1976
fate: sunk as a target on May 16, 1979 (Mediterranean Sea)
 
 
D 171 FGS Z 2 (Zerstörer 2)

(ex USS Ringgold / DD 500)

Builder: Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock, Kearny, New Jersey, USA

US service (1942-46):
laid down:
June 25, 1942
launched: November 11, 1942
commissioned: December 30, 1942
decommissioned: March 23, 1946
transferred to West Germany: July 14, 1959

German Navy service (1959-81):
commissioned: June 14, 1959
decommissioned:
September 18, 1981
transferred to Greece - 1981

Hellenic Navy service (1981-87):
renamed HS Kimon (D 42)
placed in reserve (Greece): 1987
stricken: 1993
fate: scrapped
 
 
D 172 FGS Z 3 (Zerstörer 3)

(
ex USS Wadsworth / DD 516)

Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, USA

US service (1942-46):
laid down:
August 18, 1942
launched: January 10, 1943
commissioned: March 16, 1943
decommissioned: April 18, 1946
transferred to West Germany: October 6, 1959

German Navy service (1959-80):
commissioned: October 6, 1959
decommissioned:
October 15, 1980
transferred to Greece - 1980

Hellenic Navy service (1980-91):
renamed HS Nearchos (D 65)
decommissioned (Greece): 1991
fate: scrapped in 1991
 
 
D 178 FGS Z 4 (Zerstörer 4)
(ex USS Claxton / DD 571)

Builder: Consolidated Steel Co., Orange, Texas, USA

US service (1942-46):
laid down:
June 25, 1941
launched: April 1, 1942
commissioned: December 8, 1942
decommissioned: April 18, 1946
transferred to West Germany: December 16, 1959

German Navy service (1959-81):
commissioned: December 15, 1959
decommissioned:
February 26, 1981
transferred to Greece for spare parts - February 1981
fate: cannibalized & finally scrapped in Greece
 
 
D 179 FGS Z 5 (Zerstörer 5)
(ex USS Dyson / DD 572)

Builder: Consolidated Steel Co., Orange, Texas, USA

US service (1942-47):
laid down:
June 25, 1941
launched: April 15, 1942
commissioned: December 30, 1942
decommissioned: March 31, 1947
transferred to West Germany: February 17, 1960

German Navy service (1960-82):
commissioned: February 17, 1960
decommissioned:
February 26, 1982

transferred to Greece for spare parts - February 1982
fate: cannibalized & finally scrapped in Greece
 
 
D 180 FGS Z 6 (Zerstörer 6)
(ex USS Charles Ausburne / DD 570)

Builder: Consolidated Steel Co., Orange, Texas, USA

US service (1942-46):
laid down:
May 14, 1941
launched: March 16, 1942
commissioned: November 24, 1942
decommissioned: April 18, 1946
transferred to West Germany: April 12, 1960

German Navy service (1960-68):
commissioned: April 12, 1960
decommissioned:
October 9, 1967

fate: scrapped in Germany
 

 

images


d-171 fgs z2 zerstorer destroyer german navy 02
D 171 FGS Zerstörer 2 (Z 2)

d-180 fgs z6 zerstorer type-119 class destroyer german navy 02
D 180 FGS Zerstörer 6 (Z 6)


US Navy service:

d-170 fgs zerstörer z1 german navy type-119 class destroyer uss anthony dd-515
DD 515 USS Anthony / later D 170 FGS Zerstörer 1 (Z 1)

d-171 fgs zerstörer z2 german navy type-119 class destroyer uss ringgold dd-500
DD 500 USS Ringgold / later D 171 FGS Zerstörer 2 (Z 2)

d-172 fgs zerstörer z3 german navy type-119 class destroyer uss wadsworth dd-515
DD 515 USS Wadsworth / later D 172 FGS Zerstörer 3 (Z 3)

d-178 fgs zerstörer z4 german navy type-119 class destroyer uss claxton dd-571
DD 571 USS Claxton / later D 178 FGS Zerstörer 4 (Z 4)

d-179 fgs zerstörer z5 german navy type-119 class destroyer uss dyson dd-572
DD 572 USS Dyson / later D 179 FGS Zerstörer 5 (Z 5)

d-180 fgs zerstörer z6 german navy type-119 class destroyer uss charles ausburne dd-570
DD 570 USS Charles Ausburne / later D 180 FGS Zerstörer 6 (Z 6)
  
 
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