1935/39 Type were ordered in the late 1930's to replace the aging World War One
minesweepers. There were 57 vessels in this class these ships proved versatile
and seaworthy. The vessels could also undertake convoy escort, anti-submarine
warfare and minelaying tasks as well as minesweeping. These vessels were constructed
by the following shipyards. AG
, Rostock Atlas-Werke
, Bremen Deutsche
, Hamburg Flender-Werke
, Lübeck-Siems HC
, Hamburg Lindenau
, Lübeck Rickmers
, Wesermünde Stettiner
, Stettin M 40
through to M 80
contracts were not granted. M 86
through to M 100
contracts were not granted. M 134
through to M 150
contracts were not granted. M 157
through to M 200
contracts were not granted. M 207
through to M 250
contracts were not granted. M 257
through to M 260
contracts were not granted.
Many went on to serve in German
Mine Sweeping Administration
(GMSA) that was formed from former crew members
and their vessels. Several boats were transferred back to the post-war German
Federal Navy (Bundesmarine) in 1956.
Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
German warships of the Second World War.
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