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MINE WARFARE SHIPS

"1914" type minesweepers (1915-1916)

M1 1918

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
M1 359 Seebeck, Geestemünde 1914 26/5/1915 7/1915 stricken 3/1920
M2 360 Seebeck, Geestemünde 1914 3/6/1915 8/1915 stricken 10/1921
M3 361 Seebeck, Geestemünde 1914 19/9/1915 9/1915 stricken 10/1921
M4 362 Seebeck, Geestemünde 1914 19/9/1915 10/1915 stricken 10/1921
M5 363 Seebeck, Geestemünde 1914 19/9/1915 10/1915 stricken 10/1921
M6 364 Seebeck, Geestemünde 1914 19/9/1915 11/1915 sunk 31/7/1918
M7 348 Neptun, Rostock 1914 1915 7/1915 stricken 10/1921
M8 349 Neptun, Rostock 1914 18/6/1915 8/1915 stricken 11/1920
M9 350 Neptun, Rostock 1914 1915 9/1915 sunk 18/6/1917
M10 351 Neptun, Rostock 1914 1915 9/1915 stricken 3/1920
M11 352 Neptun, Rostock 1914 21/7/1915 10/1915 sunk 28/12/1917
M12 353 Neptun, Rostock 1914 27/7/1915 10/1915 sunk 27/7/1916
M13 63 Nordseewerke, Emden 1914 26/5/1915 11/1915 stricken 3/1920
M14 64 Nordseewerke, Emden 1914 21/11/1915 2/1916 sunk 16/5/1917
M15 365 Seebeck, Geestemünde 1915 19/9/1915 12/1915 sunk 30/3/1917
M16 366 Seebeck, Geestemünde 1915 14/11/1915 1/1916 sunk 21/3/1917
M17 367 Seebeck, Geestemünde 1915 19/12/1915 1/1916 stricken 3/1920
M18 354 Neptun, Rostock 1915 25/8/1915 11/1915 stricken 7/1920
M19 355 Neptun, Rostock 1915 10/9/1915 12/1915 stricken 7/1921
M20 356 Neptun, Rostock 1915 30/9/1915 12/1915 stricken 7/1921
M21   Frerichs, Einswarden 1915 10/1915 12/1915 stricken 3/1920
M22   Frerichs, Einswarden 1915 12/1915 1/1916 sunk 14/10/1918
M23 273 Tecklenborg, Geestemünde 1915 29/7/1915 8/1915 sunk 4/6/1917
M24 274 Tecklenborg, Geestemünde 1915 11/8/1915 9/1915 sunk 16/3/1917
M25 275 Tecklenborg, Geestemünde 1915 28/8/1915 10/1915 stricken 7/1921
M26 276 Tecklenborg, Geestemünde 1915 9/9/1915 10/1915 sunk 21/3/1917

 

Displacement normal, t

M1 - 6: 425

M7 - 26: 450

Displacement full, t

M1 - 6: 456

M7 - 26: 476

Length, m

M1 - 6: 55.1 oa 53.5 wl

M7 - 26: 56.4 oa 54.8 wl

Breadth, m

7.30

Draught, m

2.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

M1 - 6: 1400

M7 - 26: 1600

Max speed, kts

M1 - 6: 16.3

M7 - 26: 16.2

Fuel, t

coal 112

Endurance, nm(kts) 1680(14)

Armament

1 x 1 - 88/27 SK L/30 C/89, 1 x 5 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, 30 mines, sweeps

Complement

40

Ship project history: These Type 1914 fleet minesweepers were seaworthy boats which could make 13kts with sweeping gear deployed. A significant feature of the type was the slight whaleback forecastle.

Modernizations: 1915-1916, all survived: - 1 x 5 - 37/20; + 1 x 1 - 88/27 SK L/30 C/89

Naval service: M6 was mined 31/7/1918 in the North Sea. M9 was mined 18/6/1917 in the North Sea. M11 was mined 28/12/1917 in the North Sea. M12 was mined 27/7/1916 in the North Sea. M14 was mined 16/5/1917 in the North Sea. M15 was mined 30/3/1917 in the North Sea. M16 was mined 21/3/1917 in the North Sea. M22 was mined 14/10/1918 in the North Sea. M23 was mined 4/6/1917 in the North Sea. M24 was mined 16/3/1917 in the North Sea. M26 was mined 21/3/1917 in the North Sea.

Ivan Gogin, 2014