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KUCKUCK minelayer (1944)

Kuckuck 1944

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Kuckuck (ex-Vittorio Locchi) 223 CNQ, Fiume   1943/44 26/9/1944 sunk 5/11/1944

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

4570

Length, m

104.0 wl 116.9 oa

Breadth, m

15.2

Draught, m

6.39

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Ansaldo diesels

Power, h. p.

6300

Max speed, kts

17

Fuel, t

diesel oil 170

Armament

3 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 3 x 2 - 37/80 SK C/30, 4 x 1 - 37/69 FlaK M/42, 3 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 6 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 8 x 1 - 86 R Ag M42/43 rocket launchers, 290 mines
Complement 56

Ship project history: Cargo vessel built for Italian Tirrenia S. A. Nav., captured at Fiume 9/9/1943.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Kuckuck 5/11/1944 was sunk by British aircraft at Fiume, salvaged in 1948 and served till 1978 in Yugoslavian commercial fleet.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14