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KAISERLICHE MARINE / REICHSMARINE / KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

"F" type minesweeping boats (1915-1919)

F15 1915

F11 1916

Names

F1 - 6; F7, 9/1939- R113; F8 - 12; F13, 1940- HM18; F14 - 36; F37, 1940- H532; F38 - 42; F43, 1939- H107; F44 - 50; F51, 1939- H106; F52; F53, 1941- V6111; F54 - 69; F70, 1940- HM03; F71 - 75

Builders

H. Heidtmann, Hamburg: F1 - 4, 15, 20 - 23, 46, 47

Naglo-Werft, Zeuthen: F5 - 8

von Hacht: F9 - 11, 13, 14, 24 - 27, 48 - 51, 64, 65

Waap, Kiel-Heikendorf: F12, 44, 45

Lürssen, Vegesack: F16 - 19, 55, 72, 73

Navighorst: F28 - 30, 40, 41, 66, 67

Kremer & Sohn: F31, 42, 43, 74, 75

Oltmann: F32 - 34, 60 - 62, 68, 71

Max Oertz, Hamburg: F35, 36

Abeking, Lemwerder: F37, 38, 56 - 59

Schlichting, Travemünde: F39

Roland-Werft, Hemelingen: F52 - 54

Schuldt: F63, 69, 70

Commissioned

1915: F1 - 15

1917: F16 - 39

1918: F40 - 63

1919: F64 - 75

1928: F7 (again), F11 (again), F17 (again), F20 (again), F46 (again), F62 (again), F69 (again), F71 (again)

1939: F7 (as R113, 3rd time), F43 (as H107) (again), F51 (as H106) (again)

1940: F13 (as HM18) (again), F37 (as H532) (again), F70 (as HM03) (again)

1941: F53 (as V6111) (again)

Losses

F2 (7/11/1916), F3 (24/10/1917), F32 (29/3/1918)

Transfers

Belgium, 11/1918: F16 (interned, V1 Roi Albert), F18 (V2 Reine Elisabeth), F19 (V3 Prince Leopold), F29 (V4), F30 (V5 Chevalier Casaert), F33 (V6 Roi Leopold I), F35 (V7 Roi Leopold II), F36 (V8 Princesse Marie-José), F40 (V9 Dinant), F48 (V10), F56 (V11), F57 (V12)

Discarding

1919: F22, F24, F26, F28, F31, F42

1920: F1, F4 - 6, F8 - 10, F11 (returned 1928), F12, F13 (returned 1940), F14, 15, F17 (returned 1928), F20 (returned 1928), F21, F23, F25, F27, F37 (returned 1940), F38, 39, F41, F43 (returned 1939), F44, 45, F46 (returned 1928), F47, F49, 50, F51 (returned 1939), F52, F53 (returned 1941), F54, 55, F58 - 61, F62 (returned 1928), F63, F69 (returned 1928), F70 (returned 1940), F71 (returned 1928), F74

1921: F7 (returned 1928), F34

1922: F64, 65, 68

1923: F67

1924: F66, F72, 73, F75

1931: F7 (returned again 1939), F11, F20, F46, F62, F71

1935: F17, F69

1942: HM03 (ex-F70)

1944: V6111 (ex-F53)

1945: H106 (ex-F51)

Fates of R113 (ex-F7), HM18 (ex-F13), HM532 (ex-F37), H107 (ex-F43) are unknown.

Displacement standard, t

F1 - 15: 18

F16 - 75: 19

Displacement full, t

F1 - 15: 20

F16 - 75: 21

Length, m

F1 - 15: 16.5

F16 - 75: 17.5

Breadth, m

4.00

Draught, m

1.05

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Daimler or Benz or Hanomag petrol engines

Power, h. p.

120 - 130

Max speed, kts

10 - 11

Fuel, t

petrol 3

Endurance, nm(kts) 250(11)

Armament

F1 - 39: 1 x 1 - 7.9/79, sweeps

F40 - 75: 1 x 1 - 7.9/79 or 1 x 5 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, sweeps

Complement

7

Ship project history: Project of 1915, built by two series differing among themselves in the sizes. Intended for operations on inner harbours of naval bases and closed harbour areas, also fulfilled police functions.

Modernizations: 1916, F5, 6, 11 and m. b. others: +.1 x 1 - 450 TT

Naval service: Mostly transferred to police in 1920 but some boats were reverted to navy in 1939 - 1940.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14