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SOVIET NAVY (USSR)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

KM-II type minesweeping boats (1935-1942)

Names

Navy boats: 17 <No17>, 11/1944- KT-117; 25 <No25>, 11/1944- KT-821; 27 <No27>, 11/1944- KT-127; 28 <No28>, 11/1944- KT-822; 29 <No29>, 11/1944- KT-29; 30 <No30>, 11/1944- KT-30; 37 <No37>, 11/1944- KT-37; 47 <No47>, 11/1944- KT-137; 57 <No57>, 11/1944- KT-237; 620 <No620>

Auxiliary Navy boats, reclassified as combatants in 1941: 407 <No407>; 606 <No606> (ex--6 <Sh-6>), 11/1944- KT-608; 920 <No920> (ex-AO-1); 921 <No921> (ex--1 <BPL-1>); 922 <No922> (ex--2 <BPL-2>); 923 <No923> (ex--4 <PVO-4>); 924 <No924> (ex-T-1); MA-2 (602 <No602>), 11/1944- KT-454; -1 <PP-1>, 11/1944- KT-810

Board Guard boats transferred to Navy: K-277, 7/1941- 1306 <No1306>; K-278, 7/1941- 1307 <No1307>; K-281, 7/1941- 1309 <No1309>; K-282, 7/1941- 1310 <No1310>; K-283, 7/1941- 1318 <No1318>; K-..., 7/1941- 1308 <No1308>

Builders

Small river yards

Completed

1935 - 1940: K-277, 278, 281 - 283 and one more

1941: No25, 28 - 30

1936/39 // 1941: MA-2, PP-1

1942: No17, 27, 37, 47, 57, 620

1935/40 // 1942: No920 - 924

1935/40 // 1943: No407, 606

Losses

No407 (27/9/1944), No1306 (16/9/1941), No1307 (11/9/1941), No1308 (11/9/1941), No1309 (16/9/1941), No1310 (16/9/1941), No1318 (16/9/1941)

Transfers

none

Discarding

1944: No620, 920 - 924

late 1940s: all survived

 

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

7

Length, m

13.8

Breadth, m

3.1

Draught, m

0.80

No of shafts

1

Machinery

petrol engine

Power, h. p.

63

Max speed, kts

9

Fuel, t

petrol

Armament

1 x 1 - 7.6/94, sweeps

Board Guard boats: 1 x 1 - 7.6/94

Complement 10

Ship project history: Boats were designed for police service on rivers and lakes on the basis of project bought in Germany, built as Board Guard boats, runabouts and office boats. Unlike a prototype, had wooden hull and one automobile motor. In days of war they were converted to patrol, smoke curtain and minesweeping launches.

Modernizations: 1941, No1306 - 1310, 1318: + sweeps

1943, No920 - 924: - sweeps.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14