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Togo

Minelayer




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Service Data

In Service: 10 May 1940 to 1963

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Nylands Mekaniske Verkstad Oslo
Construction No:
Laid down: 1939
Launched: 5 August 1939
Commissioned: 10 May 1940

Technical Data

Type: Minelayer / Minenleger
Class:

Displacement: 370 tons
Length: waterline 52.1 m overall
Beam: 7.05 m
Draft: 2 m
Propulsion:
Propellers:
Speed: 12 knots
Range:
Crew: men and officers
Armament:
2 × 7.6 cm L/36 SK C/34
2 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
60 mines
Armour
Aircraft:
Electronics:
Operators: Kriegsmarine
Variants:

Other: Minelayers
Articles:

History



Career

9 April 1940
The torpedo boat Möwe capures the Norwegian mine sweeper Otra

10 May 1940
The Norwegian mine sweeper Otra is renamed Togo and commissioned.

21 September 1941
The minelayer Togo is in collision with R158, North of Hammerfest.

1947
The minelayer Togo is returned to the Norwegians.

1963
The minelayer Togo is 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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