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"SF44" type landing ferry (1945)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
SF394           1945 surrendered 5/1945, to United Kingdom 5/1945


Technical data


Displacement standard, t130
Displacement full, t 
Length, m

26.0

Breadth, m

13.7

Draught, m

0.90 normal load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 BMW petrol engines

Power, h. p.

280

Max speed, kts

7.4

Fuel, tpetrol 3.8
Endurance, nm(kts)285(7)
Armament

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

Military load

169 t of cargo

Complement

10 - 29



Standard scale images



"Siebelfähre 44" type ferry 1945


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


None.

Naval service


No significant events.