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M104  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Eso (ex-Сокол [Sokol], ex-M144)     Neptun, Rostock, Germany 1918 19.3.1919 6.1919 // 4.1941 sunk 19.1.1943
Selve (ex-Галеб [Galeb], ex-M100)     Tecklenborg, Geestemünde, Germany 1917 23.5.1918 6.1918 // 4.1941 sunk 6.11.1942
Vergada (ex-Орао [Orao], ex-M97)     Tecklenborg, Geestemünde, Germany 1917 28.3.1918 4.1918 // 4.1941 to Yugoslavia 12.1943 (Орао [Orao])
Unie (ex-Кобац [Kobac], ex-M121)     Neptun, Rostock, Germany 1917 10.9.1918 10.1918 // 4.1941 sunk 30.1.1943
Zirona (ex-Јастреб [Jastreb], ex-M112)     Tecklenborg, Geestemünde, Germany 1917 12.11.1918 10.1919 // 4.1941 damaged and wrecked 25.11.1941
Zuri (ex-Лабуд [Labud], ex-Гавран [Gavran], ex-M106), 6.1942- Oriole     Reiherstieg, Hamburg, Germany 1917 8.7.1918 3.1919 // 4.1941 scuttled 10.7.1943


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

515

Displacement full, t

690

Length, m

56.1 wl 59.6 oa

Breadth, m

7.30

Draught, m

2.15

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

Eso, Unie, Zuri: 1850

Selve, Vergada, Zirona: 1840

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

coal 115

Endurance, nm(kts)2000(14)
Armament

2 x 1 - 90/45 M1926, 2 x 1 - 7.9/92, 30 mines, mechanical minesweeping gear

Complement

51



Standard scale images


<i>Selve</i> 1941
Selve 1941


Graphics


<i>M104</i>  
M104  


Project history

Ex-Yugoslavian minesweepers, purchased by them from Germany in 1921 without armament. Belonged to M57 class. Used by Italians mostly as patrols.

Modernizations

none.

Naval service

Eso and Selve were sunk by British aircraft off Djerba 19.1.1943 and at Benghazi 6.11.1942 respectively, Unie was sunk by American aircraft 30.1.1943 at Bizerta. Zirona was badly damaged by British aircraft at Benghazi and ran ashore 25.11.1941. Oriole was scuttled by own crew 10.7.1943 at Augusta.