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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

"MAL" type small fire support landing ships (1943-1945)

MAL1

MAL13

MAL37

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
"MAL I" type
MAL1   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1943 5/1943 sunk 29/10/1943
MAL2   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1943 5/1943 sunk 26/8/1944
MAL3   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1943 5/1943 sunk 29/10/1943
MAL4   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1943 5/1943 sunk 29/8/1944
MAL5   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1943 8/1943 sunk 19/10/1944
MAL6   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1943 5/1943 sunk 19/10/1944
MAL7   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1943 5/1943 sunk 20/10/1944
MAL8   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1943 6/1943 sunk 18/9/1943
MAL9   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1943 6/1943 sunk 29/10/1943
MAL10   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1943 6/1943 sunk 29/10/1943
MAL11   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1943 6/1943 sunk 29/10/1943
MAL12   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1943 8/1943 captured by United Kingdom 8/5/1945
"MAL Ia" type
MAL13   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 5/1944 sunk 27/7/1944
MAL14   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 5/1944 sunk 19/9/1944
MAL15   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 5/1944 sunk 20/7/1944
MAL16   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 5/1944 sunk 2/8/1944
MAL17   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 6/1944 sunk 19/7/1944
MAL18   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 6/1944 sunk 30/8/1944
MAL19   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 6/1944 sunk 19/7/1944
MAL20   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 6/1944 sunk 20/8/1944
MAL21   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 6/1944 sunk 19/9/1944
MAL22   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 7/1944 wrecked 16/8/1944
MAL23   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 7/1944 sunk 30/8/1944
MAL24   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 7/1944 sunk 30/8/1944
MAL25   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 3/1944 wrecked 9/11/1944
MAL26   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 3/1944  
MAL27   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 --- sunk incomplete 7/10/1944
MAL28   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 12/1944 captured by USA 10/5/1945
MAL29   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 --- sunk incomplete 7/10/1944
MAL30   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 12/1944 captured by USA 10/5/1945
MAL31   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 --- // 7/1944 to Finland before completion (M31)
MAL32   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 --- // 7/1944 to Finland before completion (M32)
MAL33   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 --- // 7/1944 to Finland before completion (M33)
MAL34   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 --- to Finland before completion (M34), incomplete
MAL35   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 --- BU incomplete
MAL36   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 --- BU incomplete
"MAL II" type
MAL37   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 --- sunk incomplete 7/3/1945
MAL38   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 1945 never commissioned, to Soviet Union 1946, wrecked 19/2/1946
MAL39   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 --- completed as PiLB43/I
MAL40   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 --- completed as PiLB43/II
MAL41   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 12/1944 surrendered 5/1945, to Soviet Union 1946
MAL42   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 12/1944 surrendered 5/1945, to Soviet Union 1946
MAL43   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 5/1945 never commissioned, surrendered 5/1945, sold
MAL44   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1944 4/1945 surrendered 5/1945, sold
MAL39 (ex-MAL45)   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 1945 surrendered 5/1945, sold
MAL40 (ex-MAL46)   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 5/1945 never commissioned, surrendered 5/1945, sold
MAL47   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 1945 never commissioned, to Soviet Union 3/1946
MAL48   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 --- BU incomplete
MAL49   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 --- BU incomplete
MAL50   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 --- BU incomplete
MAL51   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 --- BU incomplete
MAL52   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 --- BU incomplete
MAL53   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 --- BU incomplete
MAL54   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 --- BU incomplete
MAL55   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 --- BU incomplete
MAL56   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 --- BU incomplete
MAL57   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 --- BU incomplete
MAL58   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 --- BU incomplete
MAL59   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 --- BU incomplete
MAL60   Krupp, Rheinhausen   1945 --- BU incomplete

 

Displacement standard, t

MAL II: 225

Displacement full, t

MAL I: 140

MAL Ia: 146

MAL II: 277

Length, m

MAL I: 34.2

MAL Ia: 34.3

MAL II: 35.5

Breadth, m

MAL I, Ia: 7.72

MAL II: 8.60

Draught, m

MAL I: 0.87 deep load

MAL Ia: 0.83 deep load

MAL II: 1.19 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Deutz diesels

Power, h. p.

260

Max speed, kts

MAL I: 8.5

MAL Ia, II: 8

Fuel, t

MAL I: diesel oil 4.9

MAL Ia, II: diesel oil 5.2

Endurance, nm(kts)

MAL I: 790(8.5)

MAL II: 790(8)

Armament

MAL I: 2 x 1 - 88/42 SK C/35, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38 or 2 x 2 - 20/65 C/38, 1 x 1 - 86 R Ag M42/43 AA rocket launcher

MAL Ia: 2 x 1 - 88/42 SK C/35, 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38

MAL II: 2 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 2 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38

Complement

28 - 29

Ship project history: Ships had an open cargo hold with army guns installed; in transport variant they can carry 200 troops or 80t of cargo. They can be disassembled on sections for transportation by trucks and by rail. Since MAL7 CT was defended by 25mm armour. Four units were transferred to Finland. In operations 27 units were lost.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14