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F9

Escort




F9 Escort

Service Data

In Service: 21 August 1937 to 14 December 1939

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Kriegsmarinewerft, Wilhelmshaven
Construction No: 126
Laid down: 1934
Launched: 11 May 1936
Commissioned: 21 August 1937

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
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Career

21 August 1937
The Escort F9 is commissioned.

1937
The Escort F9 served as a flagship in the Escort Flotilla.

14 December 1939
The Escort F9 was hit by a torpedo fired from the British submarine HMS Ursula. The Escort F9 was sunk in the vicinity of Helgoland approximately 120 crew lost.

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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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