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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

COASTAL FORCES

DELFIN 1 motor patrol boats (1941-1943)

Delfin 3 1941

Names

Delfin 1, 7/1942- BW01

Delfin 2

Delfin 3, 7/1942- BW03

Delfin 4, 8/1942- D4, 8/1942- BW04

Delfin 5, 6/1943- G3001, 8/1944- SM125

Delfin 6, 6/1943- G3002, 8/1944- SM126

Delfin 7, 8/1942- D7, 2/1943- FZ24

Delfin 8

Delfin 9, 8/1942- D9, 2/1943- FZ25

Delfin 10, 8/1942- D10; 2/1943- FZ26

Delfin 11, 8/1942- D11

Delfin 12, 9/1942- D12, 2/1943- FZ27

Delfin 13, 10/1942- D13, 2/1943- FZ28, 6/1943- G3168

Delfin 14, 10/1942- d14, 2/1943- FZ29, 6/1943- G3169

Delfin 15, 10/1942- D15, 2/1943- FZ30

Delfin 16, 5/1943- D16

Builders

Bulgarian yards

Commissioned

1941: Delfin 1 - 4

1942: Delfin 5 - 15

1943: Delfin 16

Losses

Delfin 1 (9/5/1944), Delfin 2 (19/11/1941), Delfin 4 (19/12/1942)

Transfers

none

Discarding

surrendered 8/1944: Delfin 3, 5 - 16

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

Delfin 1 - 6, 8: 14.5

Breadth, m

 

Draught, m

 

No of shafts

Delfin 1 - 6, 8: 1

Delfin 7, 9, 13: 2

Machinery

Delfin 1 - 6, 8: hot-bulb engine

Delfin 7, 9, 13: diesels

Power, h. p.

 

Max speed, kts

Delfin 1 - 6, 8: 6.5

Delfin 7, 9, 13: 10

Fuel, t

 

Armament

1 x 1 - 7.9/79, sweeps

Complement

8

Ship project history: Small minesweeping and patrol launches, designed on the basis of fishing motor boat. Served mainly on Danube.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14