NAVYPEDIA



HOME
FIGHTING SHIPS OF THE WORLD
GERMANY
MINE WARFARE SHIPS
F1 minesweeping boats (1915 - 1919)


Ships


Names Builders Commissioned Losses Transfers Discarding

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

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

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)

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

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)

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)



Technical data


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

2 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, mechanical minesweeping gear

F40 - 75: 1 x 1 - 7.9/79 or 1 x 5 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, mechanical minesweeping gear

Complement

7



Standard scale images


<i>F15</i> 1915
F15 1915
<i>F11</i> 1916
F11 1916


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.