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G.42

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Destroyer

Nickname

Ship Class

G.41 class

Grouping

III Torpedo Boat Flotilla, S.53 leader, VI Half Flotilla, II Scouting Group

Command

Hipper

Builder's Yard

Germaniawerft, Kiel

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

20.05.1915

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

1915

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

No photo available

Related stories

Sister ships

G.41 - G.42

Eventual Fate

Sunk by gunfire from HMS Swift and HMS Broke, Dover Straits, 21.04.1917

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Kapitänleutnant Bernd von Arnim

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

87

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

852

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

261'

Length (mtrs)

Beam (ft)

27' 6"

Beam (mtrs)

Draught (ft)

11'

Draught (mtrs)

Max. Speed (knots)

34 - 36

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

oil

Propulsion

2 shaft geared oil-fired turbines, rating 24,000 - 24.700 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

Three 3.4" single mount guns (88 mm)

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

6

Torpedo Type MM

500 mm

No. Mines

24

Torpedo Notes

Two twin mounted tubes and two single tubes

References & sources

Tarrant and Taylor