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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

"MZ" types small landing ships (1942-1943/1943, 1943)

F2709 1943

F0769 1943

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

 

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

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

Ship project history: Barges of MZ type (F701-800) were built under German project 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.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14