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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

ESCORTS

SEETEUFEL patrols (1941-1945)

UJ1231 1942

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Seeteufel (ex-Kos...) V5505, 5/1942- V5301 111 Kaldnes Mek. Verkst., Tønsberg   1940 1/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to Norway 1945
Nordwind V6109 112 Kaldnes Mek. Verkst., Tønsberg   1941 6/1941 sunk 23/4/1944
Seelöwe V5508, 3/1942- V5302, 1945- M2008 113 Kaldnes Mek. Verkst., Tønsberg   1941 7/1941 minesweeper 1945, surrendered 5/1945, to Norway 1947
Falkland V5901, 1/1945- UJ1231 116 Kaldnes Mek. Verkst., Tønsberg   1942 3/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to Norway 1945
Coronel V5909 117 Kaldnes Mek. Verkst., Tønsberg   1941 1/1942 sunk 1/2/1943
Gallipoli NKi10, 7/1944- V6118 118 Kaldnes Mek. Verkst., Tønsberg   1942 12/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to Soviet Union 1947
Narvik NH06, 5/1944- UJ1211 119 Kaldnes Mek. Verkst., Tønsberg   1943 10/1943 wrecked 22/12/1944
Penang V5908 120 Kaldnes Mek. Verkst., Tønsberg   1943 9/1943 damaged 26/1/1944, repaired 1945 for GMSA, to Norway 1947
Jan Mayen V5909 121 Kaldnes Mek. Verkst., Tønsberg   1944 2/1945 surrendered 5/1945, to United Kingdom 6/1945

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

1100

Length, m

47.5 wl 53.6 oa

Breadth, m

8.84

Draught, m

4.20

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

2400

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

oil

Armament

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

Falkland, Coronel, Gallipoli, Narvik, Penang, Jan Mayen: 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 65

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.

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

Naval service: V6109 was badly damaged by torpedo of Soviet aircraft 23/4/1944 E off Vardö, taken under tow by V6110 but ultimately sunk by Soviet air bombs the same day. V5909 was sunk by Soviet submarine M-172 1/2/1943 N off Makkaur. UJ1211 ran aground 22/12/1944 at Ulvenfeuer. V5908 was badly damaged by Allied aircraft 26/1/1944 at Aalesund and stricken.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14