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"MAL " type gunnery self-propelling lighters (1943 - 1945) (MAL1)


Ships


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


Technical data


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

2 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



Standard scale images


<i> MAL1</i>
MAL1
<i>MAL13</i>
MAL13
<i>MAL37</i>
MAL37


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.