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KAISERLICHE MARINE / KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

ESCORTS

NEUWERK patrols (1916-1917)

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Neuwerk 8/1940- M4005, 10/1940- M4006 480 Reiherstieg, Hamburg   4/1/1916 3/1916 sold 4/1919, minesweeper 8/1940, sunk 20/4/1942
Bunte Kuh   488 Reiherstieg, Hamburg   15/4/1916 5/1916 sold 6/1919
Seestern   489 Reiherstieg, Hamburg   28/5/1916 6/1916 sunk 2/2/1918
Reiherstieg   490 Reiherstieg, Hamburg   10/7/1916 8/1916 to United Kingdom 7/1920
Dirk von Minden   491 Reiherstieg, Hamburg   26/8/1916 11/1916 sunk 29/11/1917
Max Schinkel   492 Reiherstieg, Hamburg   5/10/1916 12/1916 sunk 22/5/1917
Direktor Schauseil   495 Reiherstieg, Hamburg   1916 10/1916 sunk 16/5/1918
Professor Pagel   496 Reiherstieg, Hamburg   7/9/1916 12/1916 sold 6/1919
Kronprinz Wilhelm   497 Reiherstieg, Hamburg   5/9/1917 10/1917 sold 11/1919
Kronprinz Rupprecht   498 Reiherstieg, Hamburg   1917 --- // 1918 completed as submarine depot ship
Herzog Albrecht, 2/1943- La Grêle 2/1943- M4243 499 Reiherstieg, Hamburg   22/2/1918 4/1918 sold 4/1920, minesweeper 2/1943, scuttled 16/12/1944
Prinz Leopold   500 Reiherstieg, Hamburg   1918 --- // 1918 completed as pilot vessel
Prinz Heinrich   501 Reiherstieg, Hamburg   1918 --- scuttled incomplete 10/1918
Graf Bothmer   502 Reiherstieg, Hamburg   30/8/1918 --- // 6/1919 completed mercantile
Von Kluck   503 Reiherstieg, Hamburg   2/1919 --- // 6/1919 completed mercantile

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

470

Length, m

36.4 - 36.6

Breadth, m

7.38 - 7.41

Draught, m

3.98

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

400

Max speed, kts

10.5

Fuel, t

coal 170

Endurance, nm(kts) 5140(10)

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 22 - 31

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

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Seestern was sunk on German mine 2/2/1918 W off Hornsriff. Dirk von Minden was sunk on mine laid by British submarine E51 29/11/1917 W off Terschelling. Max Schinkel was sunk on mine laid by British submarine E51 22/5/1917 NE off Ameland. Direktor Schauseil was mined 16/5/1918 in the North Sea.

    Neuwerk was sold to France in 1931, requisitioned by French Navy in 1939 as minesweeper AD142 and sunk 19/6/1940. She was salvaged this year by Germans, commissioned by Kriegsmarine 5/8/1940 as M4005 and mined 20/4/1942 E off Morlaix. Herzog Albrecht was sold to France in 1928 but requisitioned by Kriegsmarine in November, 1941, commissioned 2/2/1943 as minesweeper M4243 and scuttled 16/12/1944 in mouth of Loire.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14