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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

CONVERTED MERCHANT SHIPS

fighter direction vessels of WW II

Kreta 1943

Togo 1943

Name

Launched // Comm.

Builder

Tonnage, BRT (disp., t)

Dimensions, m

(length pp)

Speed, kts

Engine, Power hp

Armament

Fate

Odysseus (ex-Flora 7, ex-Pierre Claude, ex-Asta) 1934 // --- Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen , Denmark 1787 (4524) 89.7x13.0x4.7 13.5 diesel, 2250 4 x 1 - 88/42, 36 - 20, FuMo 213, FuMo 303 radars conversion cancelled 1/1943
Kreta (ex-Ile de Beauté) 1930 // 8/1943 Deschimag, Bremen 2600 (3900) 102.0x13.2x5.2 20.1 2 geared steam turbines, 4 boilers, 6000 2 x 1 - 105/42, 2 x 1 - 75/32, 28 - 20, FuMo213, FuMo 303 radars sunk 21/9/1943
Togo (ex-Coronel, ex-Togo) 1938 // 10/1943 Bremer Vulkan 5042 (12700) 134.0x17.9x7.9 16 diesel, 5100 3 x 1 - 105/42, 8 - 37, 19 - 20, FuMo 215, FuMo 303 radars surrendered 5/1945, to Norway 3/1946

 

Ship project history: Night fighter direction ships. Odysseus and Kreta were equipped with Freya AN (FuMo303) and Würzburg D (FuMo213) radars. Togo had Freya AN (FuMo303), Würzburg Riese (FuMo215) radars and 2 Y-Lines.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Kreta was sunk by British submarine Unseen off Capreira.

Togo

 

 

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