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MINE WARFARE SHIPS

METEO minesweepers (1918/1921)

Meteo 1921

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Meteo (ex-M119), 6/1925- Vieste   Neptun, Rostock, Germany 1917 22/6/1918 8/1918 // 12/1921 captured by Germany 11/9/1943
Abastro (ex-M120), 6/1925- Cotrone, 1931- Crotone   Neptun, Rostock, Germany 1917 24/7/1918 9/1918 // 12/1921 captured by Germany 9/9/1943 (Kehrwieder)

 

Displacement standard, t

525

Displacement full, t

560

Length, m

56.1 wl 59.6 oa

Breadth, m

7.30

Draught, m

2.15

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

1850

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

coal 115

Endurance, nm(kts) 2400(10)

Armament

2 x 1 - 105/42 Ubts L/45 C/16, 30 mines, sweeps

Complement

40

Ship project history: Former German minesweeper of M97 class, transferred by reparations.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Vieste was captured by Germans at Naples 11/9/1943. Crotone was captured by Germans at La Spezia 9/9/1943 and commissioned by them as Kehrwieder.

M134

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14