Erich Köellner - Z 13


The German destroyer Erich Köellner took part in two mine laying operations in 1939 and 1940 and she was part of the German battle groups assigned to secure Narvik and the iron ore transport from Sweden in April 1940. She was sunk after a battle with British forces in the Ofotfjord outside Narvik 13.April 1940. The wreck of her was abandoned and forgotten until1963 when she was raised and scrapped.

Former names:
Erich Köellner
Z 13
390,5 x 37,1 x 13,1 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2137 grt   Kiel ( D ) 1937 ( D )

Picture: Erich Köellner

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