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HENRIK GERNER submarine depot ship / minelayer (1928)

Henrik Gerner 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Henrik Gerner   Orlogsværftets, København 4/1927 4/1/1928 1928 scuttled 29/8/1943

 

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

463

Length, m

49.0

Breadth, m

6.20

Draught, m

2.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

900

Max speed, kts

13.2

Fuel, t

diesel oil 45

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 75/52 M.12, 80 mines

Complement

45

Ship project history: Dual-purpose vessel, really used only as submarine depot ship.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Minelayer was scuttled by crew 29/8/1943 at Holmen to avoid capture by Germans. Nevertheless she was salvaged and entered German service in 1943. Henrik Gerner have renamed Prenzlau and later transferred to East German Navy as auxiliary.

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