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MFP type landing self-propelled barges (F128A) (1941-1944/1944)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Modification
F128A     Drzhavna verf, Varna   18.4.1941 12.1941 // 8.1944 captured by USSR 9.9.1944 (БДБ-12 [BDB-12]) "MFP-A" type
F176A     Wiemann, Brandenburg, Germany   21.4.1941 1.1942 // 8.1944 captured by USSR 9.9.1944 in damaged condition (БДБ-13 [BDB-13] 10.1944) "MFP-A" type
F405C     "De Mervede", Van Vliet, Hardinxveld, Netherlands   9.8.1941 7.1942 // 8.1944 captured by USSR 9.1944 (БДБ-10 [BDB-10]) "MFP-C" type
F575C2     Varna   15.4.1942 8.1943 // 8.1944 captured by USSR 29.8.1944 (БДБ-20 [BDB-20]) "MFP-C2" type
F851D     Varna   21.5.1942 12.1943 // 8.1944 captured by USSR 9.1944 (БДБ-4 [BDB-4]) "MFP-D" type
F852D     Varna   21.5.1942 12.1943 // 8.1944 captured by USSR 9.1944 (БДБ-5 [BDB-5]) "MFP-D" type
F900D     Varna   20.1.1943 12.1943 // 8.1944 captured by USSR 9.1944 (БДБ-6 [BDB-6]) "MFP-D" type
F901D     Varna   20.1.1943 12.1943 // 8.1944 captured by USSR 9.1944 (БДБ-7 [BDB-7]) "MFP-D" type
F902D     Varna   20.1.1943 12.1943 // 8.1944 captured by USSR 9.1944 (БДБ-14 or 15 or 16 [BDB-14/15/16]) "MFP-D" type
F903D     Varna   20.1.1943 1.1944 // 8.1944 captured by USSR 9.1944 (БДБ-14 or 15 or 16 [BDB-14/15/16]) "MFP-D" type
F571C2M     Varna   15.4.1942 10.1943 // 8.1944 captured by USSR 9.1944 "MFP-C2M" type
F904DM         20.1.1943 1.1944 // 8.1944 captured by USSR 9.1944 (БДБ-14 or 15 or 16 [BDB-14/15/16]) "MFP-DM" type
F905DM         20.1.1943 1.1944 // 8.1944 captured by USSR 9.1944 (БДБ-14 or 15 or 16 [BDB-14/15/16]) "MFP-DM" type
F906DM     Gollnow-Werft, Stettin, Germany   20.1.1943 1.1944 // 8.1944 captured by USSR 9.1944 (БДБ-14 or 15 or 16 [BDB-14/15/16]) "MFP-DM" type


Technical data


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

3 Deutz diesels

Power, h. p.

MFP-A, C, C2, C2M: 390

MFP-D, DM: 375

Max speed, kts

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



Standard scale images


<i>F851 </i>1944
F851 1944
<i>F904DM </i>1944
F904DM 1944 "MFP" type landing ships
<i>F405C</i> 1944
F405C 1944


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.