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M7 1930 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
M5 (ex-M74), 1936- Murature, 1938- Cormoran 1936- A5 625 Vulcan, Bremen, Germany 1917 26.4.1918 6.1918 // 1922 dispatch vessel 1938, museum 1940
M6 (ex-M79), 1936- Pinedo 1936- A6 406 Seebeck, Geestemünde, Germany 1917 15.1.1919 3.1919 // 1922 stricken 7.1951
M7 (ex-M80), 1936- Py 1936- A7 407 Seebeck, Geestemünde, Germany 1917 15.1.1919 4.1919 // 1922 capsized 22.10.1936
M8 (ex-M90), 1936- Seguí 1936- A8 701 Tecklenborg, Geestemünde, Germany 1917 29.12.1917 1.1918 // 1922 stricken 4.1950
M9 (ex-M101), 1936- Thorne 1936- A9 156 Atlaswerke, Bremen, Germany 1917 20.4.1918 6.1918 // 1922 stricken 8.1948
M10 (ex-M105)   516 Reiherstieg, Hamburg, Germany 1917 6.7.1918 10.1918 // 1922 state yacht Golondrina 1925


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

M5 - 7: 515

M8: 505

M9: 525

M10: 508

Displacement full, t

M5 - 7: 553

M8: 548

M9: 564

M10: 550

Length, m

M5: 55.0 wl 58.2 oa

M6 - 9: 56.0 wl 59.3 oa

M10: 56.1 wl 59.6 oa

Breadth, m

M5, 8, 10: 7.30

M6, 7, 9: 7.40

Draught, m

M5: 2.25

M6, 7: 2.23

M8, 10: 2.15

M9: 2.28

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

M5: 1790

M6, 7, 9, 10: 1850

M8: 1840

Max speed, kts

M5 - 7, 9, 10: 16

M8: 16.5

Fuel, t

M5, 8 - 10: coal 115

M6, 7: coal 120

Endurance, nm(kts)2000(14)
Armament

3 x 1 - 76/46 Maxim-Nordenfelt 14pdr 18cwt, 30 mines, mechanical minesweeping gear

Complement

40



Standard scale images


<i>M6</i> 1922
M6 1922


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<i>M7 </i>1930 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
M7 1930 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Project history

In 1921-1922 Argentina has bought in Germany 10 minesweepers. M48, 51-53 concerned to type 1915 and in Argentina Navy received numbers M1-4; and M74, 79, 80, 90, 101, 105 were of type 1916 and some time after purchase were called Meta, Melitta, Margot, Marianne, Margarita, Mecha, but soon received numbers M5-10.

Modernizations

1923, M10; 1924, M6; 1927, M8; 1931, M5: boilers were converted to oil fuel (130t of oil, 1850hp, 16.3kts, 3400(10)nm)

Naval service

In 1925 M10 was converted to presidential yacht Golondrina, in 1958 she was BU.     Py was stricken in 1937 and was used as hulk. Murature in 1938 was re-rated to dispatch vessel, renamed Cormoran, since 1940 on present time she is preserved as museum. Remaining ships in 1940 re-classified to avisos.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.