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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

ESCORTS

"FLOWER" patrols (1943-1944)

PA2 1943

PA1 1944

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
PA1 (ex-Arquebuse) F10 A C de la Loire, St. Nazaire-Penhoët 1939 16/10/1940 4/1944 damaged 14/6/1944, never repaired
PA2 (ex-Hallebarde) G10 A C de la Loire, St. Nazaire-Penhoët 1939 27/11/1940 11/1943 sunk 15/6/1944
PA3 (ex-Sabre) H10 A C de la Loire, St. Nazaire-Penhoët 1939 29/11/1940 11/1943 damaged 19/6/1944, never repaired
PA4 (ex-Poignard) J10 A C de la Loire, St. Nazaire-Penhoët 1939 1941 --- scuttled incomplete 8/1944

 

Displacement standard, t

930

Displacement full, t

1170

Length, m

57.9 wl 62.5 oa

Breadth, m

10.1

Draught, m

3.50 normal 4.30 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 water-tube boilers

Power, h. p.

2700

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

oil 480

Endurance, nm(kts) 7000(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 2 x 2 - 37/80 SK C/30, 2 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 DCT

Complement

80

Ship project history: In 1939 French Navy ordered 18 corvettes of British "Flower" class, 6 of them were built on French shipyard in St. Nazaire were captured by German troops in June, 1940. Completion of 4 ships was continued for Kriegsmarine as patrol ships with strengthened AA armament.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: ĐÀ1 was damaged by Allied aircraft during completion. ĐÀ2 and ĐÀ1 were sunk by British aircraft at Le Havre 15/6/1944 and 24/8/1944 respectively. ĐÀ3 was damaged by British aircraft at Le Havre and stricken 17/8/1944. Incomplete ĐÀ4 was scuttled at Nantes in August, 1944.

 

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