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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

ESCORTS

POLARSTERN patrols (1941-1942)

V5311 1942

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Polarstern V6102, 5/1944 - V5912, 5/1944 - V6311 93 Moss Vaerft & Dokk   30/8/1940 3/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to Norway 1945
Nordlicht V6103 94 Moss Vaerft & Dokk   13/9/1940 3/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to Soviet Union 1947
Polarmeer V6108, 5/1944 - V5914, 5/1944 - V6313 95 Moss Vaerft & Dokk   27/9/1940 5/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to Norway
O. B. Rogge V5507, 3/1942 - V5308 96 Moss Vaerft & Dokk   11/10/1940 6/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to Soviet Union 2/1946
Johann Kaptinger NN09 97 Moss Vaerft & Dokk   2/11/1940 7/1941 collision 12/9/1943
Cherusker NM03, 6/1942 - NM01 98 Moss Vaerft & Dokk   29/11/1940 8/1941 sunk 6/12/1942
Ubier NM21 99 Moss Vaerft & Dokk   30/12/1940 9/1941 sunk 6/12/1942
Seerobbe NK08, 5/1942 - V5309 100 Moss Vaerft & Dokk   5/11/1941 1/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to Norway 1947
Lome   101 Moss Vaerft & Dokk   20/11/1941 5/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to Norway 10/1945
Seeotter V5311 102 Moss Vaerft & Dokk   19/12/1941 9/1942 surrendered 5/1945, sunk 5/7/1945
Südwind V5907, 1/1945 - UJ1232 103 Moss Vaerft & Dokk   13/1/1942 10/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to Norway 1945
Krebs NN02, 5/1944 - V6301 104 Moss Vaerft & Dokk   24/2/1942 12/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to Norway 1945

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

632

Length, m

38.0 wl 41.9 oa

Breadth, m

7.62

Draught, m

4.08

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

1300

Max speed, kts

13.5

Fuel, t

oil

Armament

V6102, V6103, V6108, V5507, NN09, NM03, NM21: 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I, 1 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 DCR

NK08, Lome, V5311, V5907, NN02: 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

Complement 54

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

Modernizations: 1942, all survived and completed 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.

Naval service: Cherusker, Ubier and Seeotter were mined (latter after war ended). V6102 was capsized in dock 8/10/1942 at Moss, salvaged 24/10/1942, repaired and commissioned again. NN09 was sunk as result of collision 12/9/1943 off Bodö. NM01 and NM21 were mined 6/12/1942 in Porsanger Fjord.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14