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V.44

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Destroyer

Nickname

Ship Class

V.43 class

Grouping

VI Torpedo Boat Flotilla, B.98 leader, XI Half Flotilla, IV Scouting Group

Command

Hipper

Builder's Yard

A.G. Vulkan

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

24.02.1915

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

1915

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

Curtesy Laboe Naval Archives

Related stories

Sister ships

V.43 - V.46

Eventual Fate

1922 Scrapped Portsmouth

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Halbflottillenchef: Kapitänleutnant Wilhelm Rüman, Kapitänleutnant Karl von Holleuffer

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

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 turbines delivering rated 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 mounts (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

Layout two double and 2 single torpedo tubes

References & sources

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