1942 to14 April 1966
Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée SA
19 December 1941
Minelayer / Minenleger
waterline 94.5 m overall
men and officers
2 × 8.8 cm L/45 SK C/30
2 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
3 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
The Lothringen is commissioned.
The Lothringen served as a target ship for the U-boats.
The Lothringen is converted to a minelayer.
24 June 1944
The minelayer Lothringen is on active duty.
17 November 1945
The minelayer Lothringen returns to Germany.
The minelayer Lothringen is sold to the British as Londres.
The minelayer Londres became Greek Ionion II.
The Greek minelayer Ionion II was renamed Sofoclis Venizelos.
1964 The Greek minelayer Sofoclis Venizelos
14 April 1966
The Greek minelayer Sofoclis Venizelos burns out and sinks
in Piraeus harbour.
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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