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KAISERLICHE MARINE / KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

ESCORTS

EINSWARDEN patrols (1917-1918)

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Einswarden   321 J. Frerichs & Co, Einswarden   1917 11/1917 sunk 1/12/1918
Elsfleth   322 J. Frerichs & Co, Einswarden   1917 1/1918 to United Kingdom 7/1920
Elmshorn 9/1940- V2004 323 J. Frerichs & Co, Einswarden   1917 1/1918 to United Kingdom 7/1920, captured from Belgium 8/1940, commissioned 9/1940, sunk 2/6/1944
Großherzog Friedrich August   324 J. Frerichs & Co, Einswarden   10/1917 3/1918 sold 11/1920
Emden   325 J. Frerichs & Co, Einswarden   2/1918 6/1918 sold 10/1920
Middendorf   326 J. Frerichs & Co, Einswarden   6/1918 9/1918 sold 4/1919
Dortmund 5/1941- V1808 351 J. Frerichs & Co, Einswarden   2/1921 6/1921 // 5/1941 completed mercantile, commissioned by navy 5/1941, sunk 23/5/1942
Dresden   352 J. Frerichs & Co, Einswarden   2/1921 6/1921 // --- completed mercantile
Claus Wish 9/1939- V704 395 J. Frerichs & Co, Einswarden   26/9/1924 10/1924 // 9/1939 completed mercantile, commissioned by navy 9/1939, foundered 30/12/1939

 

Displacement normal, t

 

Displacement full, t

560

Length, m

39.6

Breadth, m

7.05

Draught, m

3.33

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

450

Max speed, kts

10

Fuel, t

coal 145

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 24 - 31

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

Modernizations: Claus Wish, 1939; Elmshorn, 1940; Dortmund, 1941: were re-armed with 1 x 1 - 88/42 SK C/30, 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 DCR.

Naval service: Einswarden 1/12/1918 was mined in German Bight.

    V2004 was sunk on mine 2/6/1944 off Hook van Holland, salvaged and towed to Rotterdam for repair but repair was incomplete. V1808 was mined 23/5/1942 off Hoofden. V704 was foundered during a storm 30/12/1939 W off Smyge Hook.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14