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"MZ" type landing self-propelling barges (1942) (MZ704A)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Modification
F2704 (ex-MZ704A), 2/1944- F4704     CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy   13/1/1942 5/1942 // 9/1943 sunk 5/1944 "MZ-A" type
F2706 (ex-MZ706A), 2/1944- F4706     CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy   13/1/1942 5/1942 // 9/1943 sunk 27/3/1944 "MZ-A" type
F2708 (ex-MZ708A), 2/1944- F4708     CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy   13/1/1942 5/1942 // 9/1943 sunk 28/5/1944 "MZ-A" type
F2709 (ex-MZ709A), 2/1944- F4709     CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy   13/1/1942 5/1942 // 9/1943 sunk 12/5/1944 "MZ-A" type
F4711 (ex-MZ711A)     CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy   13/1/1942 6/1942 // 10/1943   "MZ-A" type
F2724 (ex-MZ724A)     CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy   13/1/1942 6/1942 // 9/1943   "MZ-A" type
F4744 (ex-MZ744A)     Ansaldo, Genoa   13/1/1942 6/1942 // 10/1943   "MZ-A" type
F4749 (ex-MZ749A)     Ansaldo, Genoa   13/1/1942 6/1942 // 9/1943 sunk 24/5/1944 "MZ-A" type
F2751 (ex-MZ751A), 2/1944- F4751     Cantieri del Tirreno, Riva Trigoso   1942 6/1942 // 9/1943 sunk 18/9/1944 "MZ-A" type
F2754 (ex-MZ754A), 2/1944- F4754     Cantieri del Tirreno, Riva Trigoso   1942 2/1942 // 9/1943 sunk 17/5/1944 "MZ-A" type
F2703 (ex-MZ703, ex-MZ760A)     Cantieri del Mediterrano, Pietra Ligure, Italy   1942 6/1942 // 11/1943 sunk 24/4/1945 "MZ-A" type
F2759 (ex-MZ759, ex-MZ764A)     Cantieri del Mediterrano, Pietra Ligure, Italy   1942 8/1942 // 9/1943   "MZ-A" type
F2760 (ex-MZ760, ex-MZ765A), 2/1944- F4760     CNR, Palermo, Italy   1942 8/1942 // 9/1943 sunk 19/4/1944 "MZ-A" type
F0767 (ex-MZ767B)     CNR, Palermo   5/1942 late 1943 sunk 9/1944 "MZ-B" type
F2768 (ex-MZ768B), 2/1944- F4768     CNR, Palermo   5/1942 10/1943 sunk 21/6/1944 "MZ-B" type
F0769 (ex-MZ769B), 2/1944- F4769     CNR, Palermo   5/1942 9/1943   "MZ-B" type
F0770 (ex-MZ770B), 2/1944- F4770     CNR, Palermo   5/1942 10/1943 sunk 24/4/1945 "MZ-B" type
F4777 (ex-MZ777B)     CRDA, San Marco   9/1942 3/1943 // 9/1943 sunk 18/6/1944 "MZ-B" type
F2783 (ex-MZ783B)     CRDA, San Marco   9/1942 3/1943 // 9/1943   "MZ-B" type
F4785 (ex-MZ785B)     CRDA, San Marco   9/1942 3/1943 // 9/1943 sunk 27/3/1944 "MZ-B" type
F4795 (ex-MZ795B)     CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy   9/1942 3/1943 // 9/1943 sunk 27/3/1944 "MZ-B" type
F4799 (ex-MZ799B)     CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy   9/1942 3/1943 // 9/1943   "MZ-B" type


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

MZ-A: 140

MZ-B: 174

Displacement full, t

MZ-A: 239

MZ-B: 279

Length, m

MZ-A: 47.0

MZ-B: 46.5

Breadth, m

6.50

Draught, m

1.00 normal load

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 Ferrovie diesels

Power, h. p.

450

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

diesel oil 4.1

Endurance, nm(kts)1450(8)
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 Ansaldo 1917, 2 x 1 - 20/65 Mod. 1940

Military load

65 t of cargo or 200 men

Complement

13



Standard scale images


<i>F2709</i> 1943
F2709 1943
<i>F0769</i> 1943
F0769 1943


Ship project history


Barges of MZ type (F701-800) were built under German design by Italian shipbuilders with Italian engines and armament; 24 units were captured in September, 1943 and commissioned by Kriegsmarine.

Modernizations


Some boats were rearmed.

Naval service


In operations 17 barges of MZ type were lost. Fate of some craft is unknown.