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"Siebelfähre 43" type landing ferries (1943-1945)

"Siebelfähre 43" type ferry 1945

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
SF301         1/1944 minelayer
SF302         1/1944  
SF303         1943/45  
SF304         1943/45  
SF305         1943/45 minelayer 1944
SF306         1943/45 sunk 12/9/1944
SF307         1943/45  
SF308         1943/45  
SF309         1943/45  
SF310         1943/45  
SF311         1943/45  
SF312         1943/45 sunk 20/12/1944
SF313         1943/45 surrendered 5/1945, to Soviet Union 1946 (ΑΔ-314 <BD-314>)
SF314         1943/45 surrendered 5/1945, sold
SF315         1943/45 surrendered 5/1945, sold
SF316         1943/45 surrendered 5/1945, sold
SF317         1943/45 surrendered 5/1945, sold
SF318         1943/45 surrendered 5/1945, to Netherlands 5/1945
SF319         1943/45 surrendered 5/1945, to USA 1945 (LCP319)
SF320         1943/45  

 

Displacement standard, t

143

Displacement full, t

312

Length, m

32.0

Breadth, m

14.7

Draught, m

1.75 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

BMW petrol engines

Power, h. p.

280

Max speed, kts

10

Fuel, t

petrol 2.8
Endurance, nm(kts) 335(10)

Armament

transport ferries: (2 - 3) x 1 - 15/84 or (2 - 3) x 1 - 20/65 C/38

gun ferries: 2 x 1 - 88/42 SK C/35, 2 x 4 - 20/65 C/38

Military load

transport ferries: 169 t of cargo

Complement

10 - 29

Ship project history: Landing ferries-catamarans, the project of Lüftwaffe colonel Siebel, built also under Lüftwaffe control. Hull consisted of two pontoons from standard bridge parks bridged by steel deck with wooden flooring. Each pontoon could be transported by railway platform. Ferries had folding three-section access ramp. CT was protected by 10mm armour. There were special modifications: hospital ship, command ship, repair ship, gunship, AA ship.

Modernizations: Many ferries were rearmed for fire support and minelaying.

Naval service: Fate of many ferries is unknown.

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