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BULGARIAN NAVY (BULGARIA)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS

MFP type landing self-propelled barges (1941-1944/1944)

F128A 1944

F405C 1944

F851 1944

F904DM 1944

"MFP" type landing ships

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
"MFP-A" type
F128A   Drzhavna verf, Varna   18/4/1941 12/1941 // 8/1944 captured by USSR 9/9/1944 (ΑΔΑ-12 <BDB-12>)
F176A   Wiemann, Brandenburg, Germany   21/4/1941 1/1942 // 8/1944 captured by USSR 9/9/1944 in damaged condition (ΑΔΑ-13 <BDB-13> 10/1944)
"MFP-C" type
F405C   "De Mervede", Van Vliet, Hardinxveld, Netherlands   9/8/1941 7/1942 // 8/1944 captured by USSR 9/1944 (ΑΔΑ-10 <BDB-10>)
"MFP-C2" type
F575C2   Varna   15/4/1942 8/1943 // 8/1944 captured by USSR 29/8/1944 (ΑΔΑ-20 <BDB-20>)
"MFP-D" type
F851D   Varna   21/5/1942 12/1943 // 8/1944 captured by USSR 9/1944 (ΑΔΑ-4 <BDB-4>)
F852D   Varna   21/5/1942 12/1943 // 8/1944 captured by USSR 9/1944 (ΑΔΑ-5 <BDB-5>)
F900D   Varna   20/1/1943 12/1943 // 8/1944 captured by USSR 9/1944 (ΑΔΑ-6 <BDB-6>)
F901D   Varna   20/1/1943 12/1943 // 8/1944 captured by USSR 9/1944 (ΑΔΑ-7 <BDB-7>)
F902D   Varna   20/1/1943 12/1943 // 8/1944 captured by USSR 9/1944 (ΑΔΑ-14 or 15 or 16 <BDB-14/15/16>)
F903D   Varna   20/1/1943 1/1944 // 8/1944 captured by USSR 9/1944 (ΑΔΑ-14 or 15 or 16 <BDB-14/15/16>)

"MFP-M" type landing ships - minelayers

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
"MFP-C2M" type
F571C2M   Varna   15/4/1942 10/1943 // 8/1944 captured by USSR 9/1944
"MFP-DM" type
F904DM       20/1/1943 1/1944 // 8/1944 captured by USSR 9/1944 (ΑΔΑ-14 or 15 or 16 <BDB-14/15/16>)
F905DM       20/1/1943 1/1944 // 8/1944 captured by USSR 9/1944 (ΑΔΑ-14 or 15 or 16 <BDB-14/15/16>)
F906DM   Gollnow-Werft, Stettin, Germany   20/1/1943 1/1944 // 8/1944 captured by USSR 9/1944 (ΑΔΑ-14 or 15 or 16 <BDB-14/15/16>)

 

Displacement standard, t

MFP-A, C, C2: 155

MFP-D: 168

MFP-DM: 215

Displacement full, t

MFP-A, C2: 220

MFP-D: 239

MFP-DM: 256

Length, m

MFP-A, C, C2, C2M: 47.0

MFP-D, DM: 49.8

Breadth, m

MFP-A, C, C2: 6.53

MFP-D: 6.59

MFP-C2M: 8.40

MFP-DM: 8.59

Draught, m

MFP-A, C, C2: 1.45 deep load

MFP-D, DM: 1.35 deep load

MFP-C2M: 1.48 deep load

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Deutz diesels

Power, h. p.

MFP-A, C, C2, C2M: 390

MFP-D, DM: 375

Max speed, kn

MFP-A, C, C2: 10.5

MFP-D: 10.3

MFP-C2M: 10

MFP-DM: 8

Fuel, t

diesel oil 4.1

Endurance, nm(kts)

MFP-A-C: 1340(7)

MFP-D: 1120(7)

Armament

MFP-A: 1 x 1 - 75/34 SK C/34 or 1 x 1 - 75/44 PaK40 or 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, (1 - 2) x 1 - 20/65 C/38, can carry 50 mines instead of cargo

MFP-C, C2: 1 x 1 - 75/34 SK C/34 or 1 x 1 - 75/44 PaK40 or 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, (1 - 2) x 1 - 20/65 C/38

MFP-D: 1 x 1 - 75/34 SK C/34 or 1 x 1 - 75/44 PaK40 or 1 x 1 - 88/42 SK C/30, (1 - 2) x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, (1 - 6) - 20/65 C/38 or (1- 6) - 20/70 Oerlikon

MFP-C2M: 1 x 1 - 75/34 SK C/34 or 1 x 1 - 75/44 PaK40 or 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, (1 - 2) x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 52 mines or 8 landing craft

MFP-DM: 1 x 1 - 75/34 SK C/34 or 1 x 1 - 75/44 PaK40 or 1 x 1 - 88/42 SK C/30, (1 - 2) x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, (1 - 6) - 20/65 C/38 or (1- 6) - 20/70 Oerlikon, 54 mines or 10 landing craft

Military load

MFP-A, C, C2: 105 t (3 Pz.IV or 2 T-34 or 200 men)

MFP-D: 140 t (3 Pz.IV or 2 Pz.VI or 200 men)

Complement

17 - 21

Ship project history: In late August, 1944 at offensive of Germans 14 MFP-type landing barges were formally transferred to Bulgaria.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Really they were not used by Bulgarians and in September, 1944 all were captured by Soviet troops.

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