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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

ESCORTS

STEIERMARK patrols (1941-1944)

V5711 1941

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Steiermark (ex-Capitan Nuñes) V5711, 5/1944- V6608 352 Nylands Mek. Verkst., Oslo   1940 1/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to Norway 1945
Felix Scheder V5506, 5/1942- V5307 357 Nylands Mek. Verkst., Oslo   1941 5/1941 sunk 12/9/1944
Vandale NM01 358 Nylands Mek. Verkst., Oslo   1941 8/1941 sunk 27/2/1942
Polarnacht V5904 359 Nylands Mek. Verkst., Oslo   1941 9/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to Norway 1947
Westwind V5910, 5/1944- V6314 360 Nylands Mek. Verkst., Oslo   1942 7/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to Soviet Union 1947
Wappen von Hamburg (ex-Magerøy) NSa07, 5/1944- V6607 361 Nylands Mek. Verkst., Oslo   1942 12/1942 lost 9/3/1945
Varanger V5905 362 Nylands Mek. Verkst., Oslo   1942 8/1943 surrendered 5/1945, to Norway 1947
Rotges NKi08, 7/1944- V6701 363 Nylands Mek. Verkst., Oslo   1943 1944 surrendered 5/1945, to Norway 1947

 

Displacement standard, t

512

Displacement full, t

711

Length, m

39.8 wl 44.8 oa

Breadth, m

8.23

Draught, m

3.32 normal 4.15 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

1300

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

oil

Armament

Steiermark, Felix Scheder, Vandale, Polarnacht: 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I, 1 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 DCR

Westwind, Wappen von Hamburg, Varanger, Rotges: 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 53

Ship project history: Whalers, laid down on order of Norwegian and Argentinian 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: V5307 was bombed by British aircraft E off Stadlandet. NM01 was torpedoed by Soviet submarine Shch-402 27/2/1942 N off Svaerholtklubben. V6606 was lost by unknown cause 9/3/1945.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14