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HENRIK GERNER  submarine depot ship / minelayer (1928)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Henrik Gerner   145 Orlogsværftets, København 4/1927 4/1/1928 1928 scuttled 29/8/1943


Technical data


Displacement standard, t 
Displacement full, t463
Length, m

49.0

Breadth, m

6.20

Draught, m

2.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 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



Standard scale images


<i>Henrik Gerner</i> 1940
Henrik Gerner 1940


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.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.