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Kriegsmarine Destroyer

Z14 Friedrick Ihn 1934a



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Z14 Friedrich Ihn (1945)

Named after the torpedo boat commander Friedrich Ihn who died during the Battle of Jutland in World War I.


14 Friedrich Ihn was part of the 3th destroyer division at the outbreak of the war, operating in the Baltic Sea near Danzig and later transferred to the North sea after the Polnish campaign. The ship took part in three mining operations in British coastal waters and was operating at the French Atlantic coast from 1941 to 1942, including the Operation Cerberus  in February of 1942. 

 After that, the ship was sent to Norway where it was stationed until 1944. In  the final days of the war,  the destroyer was part of the evacuation fleet in East Prussia and was decommissioned on 10.05.1945. Taken over by the British, but given to the Soviet Union where it entered fleet lists on 05.11.1945. Taken over by a Russian crew on 02.01.1946, the ship arrived in Libau five days later. On 13.02.1946 it was renamed to Prytkiy and served in the North Baltic fleet until 22.03.1952 when it was disarmed, removed from the fleet lists and scrapped.


Construction Data Dimensions Commanders
Laid down:     Blohm & Voß Hamburg, 30.03.1935
Launched:     05.11.1935
Commissioned:     06.04.1938
Fate:     scrapped 1952
Costs:     14,1 Mio Reichsmark
Size (Max):     3165 t
Length (Total):     121,0 m
Length (Waterline):     116,0 m
Beam:     11,3 m
Draft:     4,23 m
Crew:     325
KK Trampedach:     Apr 1938 - Oct 1938
FK Bey:     Oct 1938 - Apr 1939
KK/FK v. Pufendorf:     Apr 1939 - Oct 1939
KK Wachsmuth:     Oct 1939 - Nov 1942
KK Fromme:     Nov 1942 - Apr 1944
KK Richter-Oldekop:     Apr 1944 - Mai 1945



Armour and Aircraft

Engines & Performance

12,7 cm L/45 C/36:     5
3,7 cm L/83 C/30:     4
2 cm MG L/65 C/30:     6 - 8
53,3 cm Torpedo tubes:     8
Mines:     60
Shafts:     2
Turbines:     2
Type:     Wagner Geared Turbines
Total Performance:     70000 shp
Speed:     38,9 kn
Range:     2760 sm at 19 kn


Operational History