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tugs converted to minesweepers during WWII


Ships


Name

Launched // Comm.

Builder

Tonnage, BRT

Dimensions, m

(length pp)

Speed, kts

Engine, Power hp

Armament

Fate

Indéfatigable 1899 // 1939/40   1142         minelayer, captured by UK 3.7.1940


100 - 1000 t displacement/ BRT tonnage vessels


Samson (1907, 660, minelayer 1939 - 29.5.1940), Robuste (1914, 235, minesweeper 1939 - ?.12.1942), Fracas (1917, 370, minesweeper 1939 - 1940), Canard (1918, 780, minesweeper 1939 - 13.11.1942), Pigeon (1917, 780, minesweeper 1939 - 9.11.1942), Sioux (1918, 336, minesweeper 1939 - 3.7.1940), Tourteau (1918, 360, minesweeper 1939 - 3.7.1940), Homard (1920, 360, minesweeper 1939 - ?.12.1942), Djebel Sannin (1931, 350, minesweeper 1939 - 12.1941), Estérel (1930, 333, minesweeper 1939 - 6.7.1940), Gabès (1931, 333, minesweeper 1939 - ?.12.1942), Kairouan (1931, 333, minesweeper 1939 - 1940?), Lamentin, 1944 - D71 (1931, 350, minesweeper 1939 - 1945), Sousse (1930, 333, minesweeper 1939 - ?.12.1942)

Project history


Tugs converted for service as mine warfare ships.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


Indéfatigable was captured by British 3.7.1940.