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ESTE submarine chasers (1944 - 1945)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Este UJ1717 683 v. d. Giessen, Krimpen   26.6.1943 9.1944 surrendered 5.1945, sold 1948
Fock & Hubert UJ1229 684 v. d. Giessen, Krimpen   26.6.1943 9.1944 surrendered 5.1945, sold 1948
Kurt Ramien (ex-Hinrich Wesselhöft)   685 v. d. Giessen, Krimpen   16.6.1943 9.1944 completed as trial ship, sunk 4.4.1945
Katzbach (ex-H. V. Behrens)   686 v. d. Giessen, Krimpen   16.6.1943 6.1944 completed as trial ships, sunk 18.9.1944
Gauleiter Telschow UJ1228 470 N. V. de Merwede, Hardinxveld / Seebeck   30.6.1943 1.1946 // --- completed mercantile
Thetis UJ1718 471 N. V. de Merwede, Hardinxveld / Seebeck   5.1944 12.1947 // --- completed mercantile
Berlebek (ex-Rotersand) WBS7 (ex-V1549) 472 N. V. de Merwede, Hardinxveld   5.1944 7.1944 surrendered 5.1945, sold 2.1946
Hoheweg WBS5, 1945- V1549 473 N. V. de Merwede, Hardinxveld   8.1944 1947 // --- completed mercantile
Wangerooge UJ1214 102 Nederlandsche Dok Mij., Amsterdam / Nobiskrug   24.6.1944 8.1945 // --- completed mercantile
Julius Pickenpack UJ1119 103 Nederlandsche Dok Mij., Amsterdam   9.1944 11.1944 sunk 6.3.1945 or 5.5.1945
Gotland UJ1118 104 Nederlandsche Dok Mij., Amsterdam   1944 1948 // --- completed mercantile
Gebrüder Kähler V1548 105 Nederlandsche Dok Mij., Amsterdam   5.1944 3.1946 // --- completed mercantile
Hermann Krone WBS45 106 Nederlandsche Dok Mij., Amsterdam   23.3.1946 11.1948 // --- completed mercantile
Lüneburg   251 Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij.   18.3.1944 7.1946 // --- completed mercantile
Dortmund V1300 252 Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij.   8.8.1944 1945 // --- completed mercantile
Teutoburger Wald WBS12 253 Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij.   4.5.1944 1945 // --- completed mercantile
Koblenz   254 Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij.   23.12.1944 2.1948 // --- completed mercantile
Antares UJ1115 227 Koninklijke Mij. De Schelde, Vlissingen / Nordseewerke   4.2.1944 4.1945 surrendered 5.1945, sold 8.1945
Potsdam UJ1230 228 Koninklijke Mij. De Schelde, Vlissingen   9.2.1944 6.1947 // --- completed mercantile
Gleiwitz V2016 229 Koninklijke Mij. De Schelde, Vlissingen   24.2.1944 1948 // --- completed mercantile
Rügen   230 Koninklijke Mij. De Schelde, Vlissingen   23.2.1944 1948 // --- completed mercantile
Straßburg   231/610 N. V. de Noord, Alblasserdam   --- --- BU incomplete
Breslau   232/611 N. V. de Noord, Alblasserdam   --- --- BU incomplete
Schleswig   233/241 Haan & Oerlemans, Heusden   --- --- BU incomplete
Aldebaran   234/565 de Klop, Sliedrecht   --- --- BU incomplete
Friedrich Müller   235/503 N. V. de Merwede, Hardinxveld   --- --- BU incomplete
Perseus   236/612 N. V. de Noord, Alblasserdam   --- --- BU incomplete
Lofoten UJ1434 567 P. Smit jr. N. V., Rotterdam   18.9.1943 8.1944 surrendered 5.1945, sold 1948
Skolpenbank UJ1227 568 P. Smit jr. N. V., Rotterdam / Unterweser / Germaniawerft   23.12.1943 12.1947 // --- completed mercantile
Malangen UJ1435 569 P. Smit jr. N. V., Rotterdam   19.10.1943 9.1944 sunk 24.3.1945
Externsteine (ex-Manheim) WBS11 570 P. Smit jr. N. V., Rotterdam   5.5.1944 7.1944 captured by USA 16.10.1944 (trial ship Eastbreeze)
Weimar   571 P. Smit jr. N. V., Rotterdam   --- --- BU incomplete
München   572 P. Smit jr. N. V., Rotterdam   --- --- BU incomplete


Technical data


Displacement standard, t 
Displacement full, t

1200

Length, m

50.2 wl 56.5 oa

Breadth, m

9.16

Draught, m

4.19

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE with exhaust steam turbine, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

750

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

coal 148

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 88/42 SK C/30, 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 3 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 1 - 15/70, 2 DCR

Complement 


Standard scale images


<i>Este</i> 1944
Este 1944


Project history

Auxiliary submarine chasers based on trawler hulls ordered by Kriegsmarine to Dutch shipbuilders.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

UJ1119 was sunk by Allied aircraft at Sassnitz 6.3. or 5.5.1945. UJ1435 was sunk by rockets of Allied aircraft 24.3.1945 off Egersund. Externsteine was captured by USN icebreaker Eastwind and renamed Eastbreeze. She served as trial ship IX205 Callao till 1950.