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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

LINZ minelayer (1943)

Linz 1944

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Linz   Danziger Werft / Staalskisvaerft, Odense, Denmark     3/8/1943 surrendered 5/1945, sold mercantile

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

3374 BRT

Length, m

98.5 wl 104.2 oa

Breadth, m

13.9

Draught, m

6.85

No of shafts

1

Machinery

MAN diesel

Power, h. p.

4800

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

diesel oil 199
Endurance, nm(kts) 5760(15)

Armament

2 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 2 x 1 - 37/69 FlaK M/42, 4 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 4 x 2 - 20/65 C/38, 340 mines
Complement 212

Ship project history: Former dry cargo carrier, laid down in Danzig by the order of Norddeutsche Lloyd, launched in 1940 and towed off for completion to Copenhagen, where 27/7/1943 damaged as result of sabotage. 21/8/1943 ship was requisitioned by Kriegsmarine and put on conversion to minelayer.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: On reparations Linz was transferred to United Kingdom and converted to cargo vessel Empire Wansbeck.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14