The German destroyer Z4 Richard Beitzen was a Type 1934 destroyer built for the Kriegsmarine during the 1930s. At the beginning of World War II in September 1939, the ship was initially deployed to blockade the Polish coast, but she was soon transferred to the Kattegat where she inspected neutral shipping for contraband goods. In late 1939 and early 1940, the ship laid two offensive minefields off the English coast that claimed 17 merchant ships. Richard Beitzen was in reserve during the Norwegian Campaign of early 1940 and was transferred to France later that year where she made several attacks on British shipping.

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  • Z 4 Richard Beitzen war einer von vier Zerstörern der Klasse Zerstörer 1934 der deutschen Kriegsmarine im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Das Boot war benannt nach dem Kapitänleutnant Richard Beitzen, der als Chef der 14. Torpedobootshalbflottille im Ersten Weltkrieg fiel. 1937 in Dienst gestellt, kam die Richard Beitzen den ganzen Krieg über zum Einsatz, wurde nach dem Krieg Großbritannien zugesprochen und schließlich 1947 abgewrackt. (de)
  • Le Z 4 Richard Beitzen est un destroyer allemand de la Kriegsmarine, ayant participé à la Seconde Guerre mondiale. De Classe Type 1934, il porte le nom d'un officier de la marine allemande de la Première Guerre mondiale, commandant de la 14e flotte de torpilleurs, tué au combat en 1918. (fr)
  • Z4 Richard Beitzen – niemiecki niszczyciel typu 1934 (Leberecht Maass) z okresu międzywojennego i II wojny światowej, w służbie w latach 1937-1945. (pl)
  • Z-4 «Рихард Битзен» (нем. Z-4 «Richard Beitzen») — немецкий эскадренный миноносец типа 1934.Назван в честь капитан-лейтенанта Рихарда Битзена, командира 14-й флотилии миноносцев, погибшего 30 марта 1918 года на миноносце «G-85», подорвавшемся на мине в Северном море .Заложен 7 января 1935 года на верфи фирмы «Deutsche Werke AG» в Киле. Спущен на воду 30 ноября 1935 года и 13 мая 1937 года вступил в строй. Был включён в состав 1 дивизиона эсминцев кригсмарине. По состоянию на сентябрь 1939 года бортовой №11. (ru)
  • The German destroyer Z4 Richard Beitzen was a Type 1934 destroyer built for the Kriegsmarine during the 1930s. At the beginning of World War II in September 1939, the ship was initially deployed to blockade the Polish coast, but she was soon transferred to the Kattegat where she inspected neutral shipping for contraband goods. In late 1939 and early 1940, the ship laid two offensive minefields off the English coast that claimed 17 merchant ships. Richard Beitzen was in reserve during the Norwegian Campaign of early 1940 and was transferred to France later that year where she made several attacks on British shipping. The ship returned to Germany in early 1941 for a refit and was transferred to Norway in June 1941 as part of the preparations for Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union. Richard Beitzen spent some time at the beginning of the campaign conducting anti-shipping patrols in Soviet waters, but these were generally fruitless. She escorted a number of German convoys in the Arctic later in the year. The ship escorted several German heavy cruisers at the beginning and end of their anti-shipping raids in 1942. She participated in the Battle of the Barents Sea when Convoy JW 51B was attacked on 31 December 1942 near the North Cape, Norway. Richard Beitzen spent much of 1943 escorting ships to and from Norway until November when she ran aground in November. Badly damaged, repairs lasted until August 1944 when she returned to Norway and resumed her former duties. The ship had another grounding incident in November and was under repair until February 1945. While escorting a convoy in April, she was badly damaged by aircraft and was still under repair when the war ended on 9 May. Richard Beitzen was eventually allocated to the British when the surviving warships were divided between the Allies after the war. They made no use of the ship before scrapping her in 1949. (en)
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  • Z 4 Richard Beitzen war einer von vier Zerstörern der Klasse Zerstörer 1934 der deutschen Kriegsmarine im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Das Boot war benannt nach dem Kapitänleutnant Richard Beitzen, der als Chef der 14. Torpedobootshalbflottille im Ersten Weltkrieg fiel. 1937 in Dienst gestellt, kam die Richard Beitzen den ganzen Krieg über zum Einsatz, wurde nach dem Krieg Großbritannien zugesprochen und schließlich 1947 abgewrackt. (de)
  • Le Z 4 Richard Beitzen est un destroyer allemand de la Kriegsmarine, ayant participé à la Seconde Guerre mondiale. De Classe Type 1934, il porte le nom d'un officier de la marine allemande de la Première Guerre mondiale, commandant de la 14e flotte de torpilleurs, tué au combat en 1918. (fr)
  • Z4 Richard Beitzen – niemiecki niszczyciel typu 1934 (Leberecht Maass) z okresu międzywojennego i II wojny światowej, w służbie w latach 1937-1945. (pl)
  • Z-4 «Рихард Битзен» (нем. Z-4 «Richard Beitzen») — немецкий эскадренный миноносец типа 1934.Назван в честь капитан-лейтенанта Рихарда Битзена, командира 14-й флотилии миноносцев, погибшего 30 марта 1918 года на миноносце «G-85», подорвавшемся на мине в Северном море .Заложен 7 января 1935 года на верфи фирмы «Deutsche Werke AG» в Киле. Спущен на воду 30 ноября 1935 года и 13 мая 1937 года вступил в строй. Был включён в состав 1 дивизиона эсминцев кригсмарине. (ru)
  • The German destroyer Z4 Richard Beitzen was a Type 1934 destroyer built for the Kriegsmarine during the 1930s. At the beginning of World War II in September 1939, the ship was initially deployed to blockade the Polish coast, but she was soon transferred to the Kattegat where she inspected neutral shipping for contraband goods. In late 1939 and early 1940, the ship laid two offensive minefields off the English coast that claimed 17 merchant ships. Richard Beitzen was in reserve during the Norwegian Campaign of early 1940 and was transferred to France later that year where she made several attacks on British shipping. (en)
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  • Z 4 Richard Beitzen (de)
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  • Z4 Richard Beitzen (pl)
  • Z-4 Richard Beitzen (ru)
  • German destroyer Z4 Richard Beitzen (en)
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