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B.97

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Destroyer

Nickname

Ship Class

B.97 class

Grouping

II Torpedo Boat Flotilla, B.98 leader, III Half Flotilla, II Scouting group

Command

Hipper

Builder's Yard

Blohm und Voss, Hamburg

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

15.12.1914

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

Courtesy Laboe Naval Archives (B.97 with S.63 andS.64)

Related stories

Sister ships

B.97 - B.98

Eventual Fate

sold to Italy 1920 and scrapped 1939

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Kapitänleutnant Leo Riedel

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

114

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

1,347

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

321' 6"

Length (mtrs)

Beam (ft)

30' 6"

Beam (mtrs)

Draught (ft)

10' 3"

Draught (mtrs)

Max. Speed (knots)

35.5 - 36.5

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

oil

Propulsion

2 shaft oil fired turbines with 36,000 - 40,000 rated shp

Armour Main Belt

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

Guns (No.barrels) 2

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Four 3.4" guns, Re-armed with Four 4.1" guns 1916.

Elevation (degrees)

Gunnery Range (yards)

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

20"

No. tubes

2

Torpedo Type MM

500 mm

No. Mines

24

Torpedo Notes

Layout two double tubes, two singles.

References & sources

John C Taylor German Warships of World War One. Tarant Jutland.The German Perspective