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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

ESCORTS

MÜCKE patrols (1941-1942)

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Mücke, 5/1942- Seehund NB18, 5/1942- V5304 131 Marinens Hovedvaerft, Horten   20/9/1941 12/1941 explosion 27/10/1944, repair incomplete
Seebär V5303, 1945- M2002 132 Marinens Hovedvaerft, Horten   22/10/1941 1/1942 minesweeper 1945, surrendered 5/1945, to Norway 1946

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

42.9

Breadth, m

8.00

Draught, m

 

No of shafts

1

Machinery

4-cyl VCE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

1300

Max speed, kts

13.4

Fuel, t

oil

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I, 1 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 DCR

Complement 55

Ship project history: Whalers, laid down on order of Norwegian companies but purchased by Kriegsmarine during building and commissioned as patrols.

Modernizations: 1942, both were armed with 1 x 1 - 88/42 SK C/30, (1 - 2) x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 6 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 DCR.

Seebär, 1945: was re-armed with 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 6 DCR, sweeps.

Naval service: V5304 exploded 27/10/1944 off Hellisöy, towed to Lervik for repair and sunk there by rockets of British aircraft.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14