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ESCORTS

SG14 escorts (1943-1944)

SG14 1944

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
SG41 (ex-Matelot Leblanc), 5/1943- SG14   A C de Provence, Port-de-Bouc 8/1939 10/7/1942 5/1943 sunk 24/8/1944
SG15 (ex-SG42, ex-Rageot de la Touche), 5/1944- UJ2229   A C de Provence, Port-de-Bouc 8/1939 2/9/1942 10/1943 sunk 25/5/1944
SG21 Bernd von Arnim (ex-Amiral Sénès)   A C de Provence, Port-de-Bouc 8/1939 1942 3/1944 sunk 15/8/1944
SG22 (ex-Enseigne Ballande)   A C de Provence, Port-de-Bouc 8/1939 25/5/1942 --- scuttled incomplete 20/8/1944

 

Displacement standard, t

647

Displacement full, t

917

Length, m

73.8 wl 78.3 oa

Breadth, m

8.48

Draught, m

2.88

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Sulzer 2-stroke diesels

Power, h. p.

4000

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

diesel oil 105

Endurance, nm(kts) 10000(9)

Armament

SG14, 15: 2 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 1 x 2 - 37/80 SK C/30, 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 10 x 1 - 20/65 C/38

SG21: 2 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 1 x 2 - 37/80 SK C/30, 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 4 x 2 - 20/65 C/38, 6 x 1 - 20/65 C/38

Complement

125

Ship project history: Former French aviso-minesweepers of Chamois class. Incomplete Matelot Leblanc, Rageot de la Touche, Amiral Senes and Enseigne Ballande 27/10/1942 were captured by German troops in Toulon on various availability stages and completed for German Navy as fast escorts. Machinery was thus stored, but French armament was replaced by German.

Modernizations: none.

Naval service: SG14 was sunk 24/8/1944 S off Capri by Allied aircraft. SG21 was sunk 15/8/1944 by American destroyer Somers off St. Tropez. SG15 in April, 1944 was reclassified to submarine chasers UJ2229 and was sunk by British submarine Universal at Genoa 26/5/1944.

SG22 had not time to be commissioned by German Navy: she 20/8/1944 was scuttled at Port-de-Bouc.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14