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LOTHRINGEN minelayer (1944)

Lothringen 1944

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Lothringen (ex-Londres)   F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne   19/12/1941 24/6/1944 surrendered 5/1945, sold mercantile

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

1975

Length, m

93.6 wl 94.5 oa

Breadth, m

12.1

Draught, m

3.15

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Penhoët boilers

Power, h. p.

22000

Max speed, kts

24

Fuel, t

oil 163

Armament

2 x 1 - 88/42 SK C/30, 2 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 3 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 200 mines
Complement 175

Ship project history: Ferry built for Soc. Nationale de Chemins de Fer, Dieppe. In June, 1940 she was captured on a slipway in Le Havre and completed as target vessel for submarines in 1943 as Lothringen. Since 24/4/1944 till 18/11/1944 she was converted to minelayer.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Lothringen operated in North and Baltic Seas, in 1945 she was returned to France and lost from a fire in 1966.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14