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POLARFUCHS guard ship

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Polarfuchs (ex-Michael Sars) NKi02, 5/1944- V6330, 5/1945- V6730 Karljohansen Verft, Horten, Norway   1900 1901 // --- sunk 13/4/1940, salvaged, repair incomplete

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

300

Length, m

38.4

Breadth, m

7.01

Draught, m

3.35

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

300

Max speed, kts

9

Fuel, t

 

Armament

2 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss Mk I

Complement 20

Ship project history: Ex-Norwegian fishery protection vessel was captured by Germans 09 April 1940 but sunk by British aircraft 4 days later. She was salvaged in 1941 but not ever commissioned. Tactical numbers were changed in repair from NKi02 to V6330 in 1944 and V6730 in 1945. Later she was transferred in 1945 to GMSA and in 1947 to Norway and BU in 1961.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14