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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

ALBONA minelayers (1918/1943)

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Albona (ex-RD58, ex-MT130), later Netztender 57   Cantiere Danubius, Porto Rè, Austria-Hungary   20/7/1918 11/1918 // 10/1943 later netlayer, scuttled 31/10/1944
Laurana (ex-RD59, ex-MT131)   Cantiere Danubius, Porto Rè, Austria-Hungary   24/8/1918 11/1918 // 10/1943 mine transport till 9/1944, sunk 20/2/1945
Rovigno (ex-RD60, ex-MT132), later Netztender 56   Cantiere Danubius, Porto Rè, Austria-Hungary   28/9/1918 11/1918 // 10/1943 later netlayer, scuttled 31/10/1944

 

Displacement standard, t

113

Displacement full, t

121

Length, m

31.8

Breadth, m

6.52

Draught, m

1.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VC, 1 Yarrow boiler

Power, h. p.

280

Max speed, kts

9

Fuel, t

oil 4

Armament

2 x 1 - 76/40 Ansaldo 1917, 6 x 1 - 20/65 M1940, 20 - 34 mines
Complement 19

Ship project history: Mine transports were built for Austrian fleet but completed after WWI. They were sold to Italian navy in 1920 as minesweepers of RD type. All three were captured by Germans in September 1943 and commissioned by German navy as netlayers / minelayers and mine tender (later also minelayer).

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Netztender 56 and Netztender 57 were scuttled by own crews at Saloniki 31/10/1944. Laurana was sunk by British aircraft 20/2/1945 at Trieste.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14