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F1

Escort




F1 Escort

Service Data

In Service: 15 December 1935 to 1947

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel
Construction No: 526
Laid down: 1934
Launched: 1 March 1935
Commissioned: 15 December 1935

Technical Data

Type: Escort / Flottenbegleiter
Class: F1

Displacement: 7,12 tons standard 1,028 tons full load
Length: 75.94 m
Beam: 8.8 m
Draft: 3.24 m
Propulsion: 2 × shaft 2 × geared turbines producing up to 16,993 shp
Propellers: 2
Speed: 27.9 knots
Range: 1,500 nautical miles at 20 knots
Crew: 113 men and officers
Armament:
2 × 10.5 cm L/45 SK C/32
carried 400 rounds
4 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 6,000 rounds
4 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 8,000 rounds
4 × depth charge launcher
Armour
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Electronics:
Operators: Kriegsmarine
Variants:

Other: Escorts
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Career

15 December 1935
The F1 is commissioned.

1935 The F1 served in the Escort Flotilla.

23 May 1941
The escort F1 was renamed Libelle and served as a fleet tender.

15 January 1945
The fleet tender Libelle renamed as fleet tender Jagd

1945
fleet tender Jagd is seized as a prize of war by the Americans.

1945
The fleet tender Jagd was used in German minesweeping administration by the Americans.

1947
The fleet tender Jagd was transferred to France and broken up, and scrapped.

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Sources

German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
ISBN-10: 0851775330

German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
ISBN-10: 155750301X

German warships of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0668040378

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