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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

M6 minesweepers (1918-1919/1922)

M6 1922

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
M5 (ex-M74), 1936- Murature, 1938- Cormoran 1936- A5 Vulcan, Bremen, Germany 1917 26/4/1918 6/1918 // 1922 dispatch vessel 1938, museum 1940
M6 (ex-M79), 1936- Pinedo 1936- A6 Seebeck, Geestemünde, Germany 1917 15/1/1919 3/1919 // 1922 stricken 7/1951
M7 (ex-M80), 1936- Py 1936- A7 Seebeck, Geestemünde, Germany 1917 15/1/1919 4/1919 // 1922 capsized 22/10/1936
M8 (ex-M90), 1936- Seguí 1936- A8 Tecklenborg, Geestemünde, Germany 1917 29/12/1917 1/1918 // 1922 stricken 4/1950
M9 (ex-M101), 1936- Thorne 1936- A9 Atlaswerke, Bremen, Germany 1917 20/4/1918 6/1918 // 1922 stricken 8/1948
M10 (ex-M105)   Reiherstieg, Hamburg, Germany 1917 6/7/1918 10/1918 // 1922 state yacht Golondrina 1925

 

Displacement standard, t

M5 - 7: 515

M8: 505

M9: 525

M10: 508

Displacement full, t

M5 - 7: 553

M8: 548

M9: 564

M10: 550

Length, m

M5: 55.0 wl 58.2 oa

M6 - 9: 56.0 wl 59.3 oa

M10: 56.1 wl 59.6 oa

Breadth, m

M5, 8, 10: 7.30

M6, 7, 9: 7.40

Draught, m

M5: 2.25

M6, 7: 2.23

M8, 10: 2.15

M9: 2.28

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

M5: 1790

M6, 7, 9, 10: 1850

M8: 1840

Max speed, kts

M5 - 7, 9, 10: 16

M8: 16.5

Fuel, t

M5, 8 - 10: coal 115

M6, 7: coal 120

Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(14)

Armament

3 x 1 - 76/46 Maxim-Nordenfelt 14pdr 18cwt, 30 mines, sweeps

Complement

40

Ship project history: In 1921-1922 Argentina has bought in Germany 10 minesweepers. M48, 51-53 concerned to type 1915 and in Argentina Navy received numbers M1-4; and M74, 79, 80, 90, 101, 105 were of type 1916 and some time after purchase were called Meta, Melitta, Margot, Marianne, Margarita, Mecha, but soon received numbers M5-10.

Modernizations: 1923, M10; 1924, M6; 1927, M8; 1931, M5: boilers were converted to oil fuel (130t of oil, 1850hp, 16.3kts, 3400(10)nm)

Naval service: In 1925 M10 was converted to presidential yacht Golondrina, in 1958 she was BU.
    Py was stricken in 1937 and was used as hulk. Murature in 1938 was re-rated to dispatch vessel, renamed Cormoran, since 1940 on present time she is preserved as museum. Remaining ships in 1940 re-classified to avisos.

M7 1930

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15