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ROMANIAN NAVY (ROMANIA)

COASTAL FORCES

V5 armoured motor gunboats (1938-1939/1940)

V5 1940

Names

V5 (ex-FM1, ex-OMm35); V6 (ex-FM2, ex-OMm36)

Builders

Škoda, Komárno, Czechoslovakia (Germany): V5, 6

Commissioned

10/1938 // 1940: V5

1939 // 1940: V6

Losses

V5 (5/9/1944 Soviet), V6 (5/9/1944 Soviet)

Transfers

none

Discarding

none

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

60

Length, m

31.0

Breadth, m

4.16

Draught, m

0.92 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Sulzer diesels

Power, h. p.

900

Max speed, kts

?

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Armour, mm MG turret: 48, CT: 6

Armament

1 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 1 x 2 - 7.9/90, 2 x 1 - 7.9/90, 18 - 22 mines, sweeps

Complement

6

Ship project history: Former Czechoslovak river armoured boats - minelayers Omm35 and OMm36. Both were captured by Germans at occupation of Czechoslovakia in March, 1939 and commissioned by German Danube flotilla as FM1 and FM2, in 1940 they were sold to Romania where were partially rearmed.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Post-war fate is unknown.

Ivan Gogin, 2009-15