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YUGOSLAVIAN NAVY (YUGOSLAVIA)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

MALINSKA minesweepers-minelayers (mining tenders) (1931)

Malinska 1931

M32 1965

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Марјан <Marjan> (ex-MT133), 1945- M2, later- M202, later- M32 88 Jadranska Brodogradilista, Kraljevica 11/1917 1931 1931 captured by Italy 17/4/1941 (Ugliano), returned 2/1944, stricken 1978
Мосор <Mosor> (ex-MT134) 89 Jadranska Brodogradilista, Kraljevica 12/1917 1931 1931 captured by Italy 17/4/1941 (Pasman)
Малинска <Malinska> (ex-MT135) 90 Jadranska Brodogradilista, Kraljevica 12/1917 1931 1931 captured by Italy 17/4/1941 (Arbe)
Мељине <Meljine> (ex-MT136), 1945- M1, later- M201, later- M31 91 Jadranska Brodogradilista, Kraljevica 12/1917 1931 1931 captured by Italy 17/4/1941 (Solta), returned 12/1943, stricken 1968
Мљет <Mljet> (ex-MT137), 1945- M3, later- M203, later- M33 92 Jadranska Brodogradilista, Kraljevica 2/1918 1931 1931 captured by Italy 17/4/1941 (Meleda), returned 12/1943, stricken 1968

 

Displacement standard, t

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Displacement full, t

as minesweeper: 115

as minelayer: 128

Length, m

29.4 pp 30.1 oa

Breadth, m

6.70

Draught, m

1.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 1 Yarrow boiler

Power, h. p.

280

Max speed, kts

11.6

Fuel, t

coal

Armament

1 x 1 - 66/27 G. L/30 K.09 TAG/BAG, 20 - 34 mines or sweeps

Complement

27

Ship project history: In late 1917 for Austro-Hungarian Navy a MT class of 14 minesweepers-minelayers on Danubius (Porto Ré, subsequently Yugoslavian Kraljevitsa) was laid down. Till the end of First World War only 3 ships were commissioned, in 1920 they were commissioned by Italian Navy (Albona class). Remained hulls continued to rust on the stocks, and only in 1931 five of them were completed for Yugoslavian Navy.

Modernizations: late 1930s, all: - 1 x 1 - 66/27; + 1 x 1 - 47/40 L/44 (Škoda)

Naval service: All 5 ships were captured by German troops in Kotor Bay 17/4/1941 and transferred to Italy. They were commissioned by Italians as Arbe (ex-Malinska), Meleda (ex-Mljet), Pasman (ex-Mosor), Solta (ex-Meljine) and Ugliano (ex-Marjan). Arbe 9/9/1943 was captured by German troops at Genoa in damaged condition and never commissioned again. Pasman in September, 1943 also was captured by Germans and transferred to Croatian Navy; 31/12/1943 she wrecked at island Ist and 5/1/1944 was destroyed at the same place by Yugoslavian Guerilla ship NB3. Solta and Meleda were returned to Yugoslavian Government in exile 7/12/1943, Ugliano was returned 16/2/1944.

Malinska 1939

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