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KAISERLICHE MARINE (GERMANY)

ESCORTS

ALDEBARAN patrols (1916-1919)

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Aldebaran 323 Meyer, Papenburg   7/1916 8/1916 sold 10/1920
Denebola 324 Meyer, Papenburg   1916 10/1916 sunk 25/5/1917
Altair 325 Meyer, Papenburg   1916 12/1916 sunk 14/10/1917
Ludendorf 326 Meyer, Papenburg   3/1917 --- // 1917 completed as fire extinguishing vessel
Neumayer 327 Meyer, Papenburg   5/1917 6/1917 sold 3/1919
Koldewey 328 Meyer, Papenburg   20/6/1917 8/1917 to France 7/1920
Papenburg 331 Meyer, Papenburg   1918 11/1919 to United Kingdom 8/1920

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

550

Length, m

39.0

Breadth, m

7.10

Draught, m

3.30

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

500

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

coal 130

Endurance, nm(kts) 4800(11)

Armament

1 x 1 - 88/27 SK L/30 C/89 or 88/32 SK L/35 C/01 or 88/27 TK L/30 C/08

Complement 24 - 31

Ship project history: Fishery trawlers, purchased by Navy during building and commissioned as auxiliary patrols.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Denebola was mined 25/5/1917 off Westerems. Altair was mined 14/10/1917 in Tagga Bight.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14