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Minesweeper 1938 Type were ordered in the late 1930's There were 12 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.

F. Schichau GmbH, Elbing
HC Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg
Lübecker Maschinenbau Gesellschaft, Lübeck
Stettiner Oderwerke AG, Stettin

Many went on to serve in German Mine Sweeping Administration (GMSA) and the Office of Military Government, United States (OMGUS) that was formed from former crew members and their vessels.



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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