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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

CONVERTED MERCHANT SHIPS

small auxiliary cruisers (raiders) of WW II

Skorpion 1941

more than 1000 BRT

Name

Launched // Comm.

Builder

Tonnage, BRT (disp., t)

Dimensions, m

(length pp)

Speed, kts

Engine, Power hp

Armament

Fate

Skorpion (ex-Newhaven) V1601, later Vs111, later Vs61 1911 // 8/1940 F C de la Méditerranée, Le Havre, France 1888 (1840) 93.1x10.6x5.00 22 3 geared steam turbines, 4 boilers, 9000 5 x 1 - 75/32 stricken 5/1943

100 - 1000 BRT

Natter (V1604, later V1710, later UJ1121) (ex-Casoar) (1935, 581, 1 x 75/32, 9/1940 - 5/1945)

Ship project history: Small raiders for service in English Channel.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Skorpion was planned to conversion to fighter direction ship, but it was cancelled and since 1943 Skorpion served as barrack ship.

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14