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LOSSEN minelayer (1911)

Lossen 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Lossen   Orlogsværftets, København 1/1910 5/10/1910 7/1911 scuttled 29/8/1943

 

 

Displacement normal, t

628

Displacement full, t

640

Length, m

48.6

Breadth, m

8.53

Draught, m

3.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

900

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

coal 44

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 57/40 M.1885, 180 mines

Complement

53

Ship project history: Small minelayer.

Modernizations: 1930s: - 2 x 1 - 57/40; + 2 x 1 - 75/52 M.12.

Naval service: Lossen was scuttled by crew 29/8/1943 at Holmen to avoid capture by Germans. Nevertheless, latter she was raised and entered German service in 1943-1944 under old name. After war old ship was retained in East Germany and served as tug Wismar till 1962.

Lossen 1911

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