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KARL MEYER seaplane tenders (1940-1942)

Max Stinsky 1940

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Karl Meyer (ex-Wedel) K51 718 Norderwerft Köser & Meyer, Hamburg   1940 22/8/1940 sunk 27/10/1944
Max Stinsky K52 732 Norderwerft Köser & Meyer, Hamburg   12/10/1940 7/8/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to USA 5/1946, to France 2/1948 (O. E. Paul Goffeney)
Immelmann K53 744 Norderwerft Köser & Meyer, Hamburg   1941 18/12/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to United Kingdom 12/1945, to France 8/1946 (Commandant Robert Giraud)
Boelcke K54 745 Norderwerft Köser & Meyer, Hamburg   1942 12/1942 sunk 17/4/1945

 

Displacement standard, t

1157

Displacement full, t

1351

Length, m

78.0

Breadth, m

10.8

Draught, m

3.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 MAN diesels

Power, h. p.

8800

Max speed, kts

21.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 120

Endurance, nm(kts) 4600(16)

Armament

Karl Meyer: 3 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 1 - 7.9/79, 3 seaplanes (He 60, Do 18, He 114, Ar 196)

Max Stinsky: 3 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 1 - 7.9/79, 3 seaplanes (He 60, Do 18, He 114, Ar 196, Ar 95, BV 138)

Immelmann: 3 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 1 - 7.9/79, 3 seaplanes (He 60, He 114, Ar 196, Ar 95, BV 138, Do 24)

Boelcke: 3 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 1 - 7.9/79, 3 seaplanes (He 60, Ar 196, Ar 95, BV 138, Do 24)

Complement

66

 

Ship project history: Development of Hans Rolshoven, equipped with 18t gantry.

Modernizations: 1943 - 1944, all: - 1 x 1 - 37/80; + 1 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32.

Naval service: Karl Meyer was sunk 27/10/1944 by British aircraft of Implacable air group in Namsus area. Boelcke was sunk 17/4/1945 by Soviet bombers off Hel Peninsula. Max Stinsky and Immelmann were transferred on reparations to France as Paul Goffeney and Commandant Robert Giraud respectively.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14