1941 to 22 September 1944
22 June 1929
Minelayer / Minenleger
waterline 76.50 m overall
men and officers
2 × 8.8 cm L/45 SK C/30
5 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
13 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
17 April 1941
The Zmai is captured by the Germans.
The Zmai is renamed Drache and commissioned 1941
The Drache is used by the Luftwaffe as an aircraft salvage
25 November 1941
The Drache is converted to a minelayer.
The Drache is damaged by fire after being attacked
22 September 1944
The minelayer Drache is sunk after an internal explosion.
Position 37° 45N 26° 59E, 11 crew lost.
German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
German warships of the Second World War.
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