Z7 Hermann Schoemann was operating in Norwegian waters as part of the 5th Z-Flottila until 1942. Then send to France to support Operation Cerberus in February of 1942 and returned to Norway again. Together with Z24
, Z7 Hermann Schoemann
attacked the damaged British cruiser Edinburgh
. In this battle, the destroyer was hit in the engine room and later and was sunk by torpedoes of Z24
on 02.05.1942 in the Barents Sea.