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KRIEGSMARINE DESTROYER LOSSES

Destroyer z26 Sinking
Destroyer Z26 sinking.

German Destroyer Losses in World War II.

1940
Date Destroyer Last Commander Cause
22 Feb 1940 Z1 Leberecht Maas KKpt. Fritz Bassenge † Bombed northwest of Borkum
22 Feb 1940 Z3 Max Schulz KKpt. Claus Trampedach † Bombed northwest of Borkum
10 Apr 1940 Z21 Wilhelm Heidkamp KKpt. Hans Erdmenger Torpedoed in Narvik
10 Apr 1940 Z22 Anton Schmitt KKpt. Friedrich Böhme Torpedoed in Narvik
13 Apr 1940 Z2 Georg Thiele KKpt. Max-Eckart Wolff Scuttled in Rombaksfjord
13 Apr 1940 Z9 Wolfgang Zenker FKpt. Gottfried Pönitz Scuttled in Rombaksfjord
13 Apr 1940 Z11 Bernd von Arnim KKpt. Kurt Rechel Scuttled in Rombaksfjord
13 Apr 1940 Z12 Erich Giese KKpt. Karl Smidt Scuttled in Ofotfjord
13 Apr 1940 Z13 Erich Koellner FKpt. Alfred Schulze-Hinrichs Scuttled in Ofotfjord
13 Apr 1940 Z17 Diether von Roeder KKpt. Erich Holtorf Torpedoed in Narvik
13 Apr 1940 Z18 Hans Lüdemann KKpt. Herbert Friedrichs Scuttled in Rombaksfjord
13 Apr 1940 Z19 Hermann Künne KKpt. Friedrich Kothe Scuttled in Herjansfjord

1942
Date Destroyer Last Commander Cause
25 Jan 1942 Z8 Bruno Heinemann KKpt. Hermann Alberts Mined off Belgian coast
29 Mar 1942 Z26 KKpt. Georg von von Berger Sunk in North Sea
2 May 1942 Z7 Hermann Schoemann KKpt. Heinrich Wittig Sunk in the Artic
31 Dec 1942 Z16 Friedrich Eckoldt Kpt. z. S. Alfred Schemmel † Sunk off Bear Island

1943
Date Destroyer Last Commander Cause
28 Dec 1943 Z27 KKpt. Günther Schultz † Sunk in the Bay of Biscay

1944
Date Destroyer Last Commander Cause
9 Jun 1944 Z32 KKpt. Georg von Berger Beached in Île de Batz
21 Ago 1944 Z23 KKpt. Helmut von Mantey Bombed in La Pallice
and decommissioned
24 Ago 1944 Z37 FKpt. Otto Heppe Decommissioned in Bordeaux
28 Ago 1944 Z24 KKpt. Heinz Birnbacher Sunk off Le Verdon
12 Dec 1944 Z35 KKpt. Niels Bätge † Mined in Gulf of Finland
12 Dec 1944 Z36 KKpt. Lothar von Hausen Mined in Gulf of Finland

1945
Date Destroyer Last Commander Cause
6 Mar 1945 Z28 FKpt. Carl Heinrich Lampe Bombed by Soviet aircraft
in Sassnitz Roads
3 May 1945 Z43 FKpt. Carl Heinrich Lampe Scuttled in Geltinger Bay



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