1 September 1938 to 12 January 1945
5 March 1937
1 September 1938
1935/39 Type Minesweeper/Minensuchboot
M 1 Class
682 tons standard 874 tons full load
2 × Lentz uniform expansion engines producing up to 3,200 shp
2 × Voith-Schneider
5,000 nautical miles at 10 knots
90 men and officers
2 × 10.5 cm L/45
carried 480 rounds
2 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 3000 rounds
2 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 4000 rounds
4 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30 after 1942
carried 6000 rounds
The M 1 Minesweeper (Minensuchboot) was built in the 1930s
shipyard located in Hamburg, Germany
as a minesweeper or escort vessel for the Kriegsmarine.
Construction was longitudinal and ransverse frame of steel construction,
which was partly welded, this vessel also had twelve watertight
compartments and a double bottom. The superstructure, Bridge
etc was made from light alloys. The propulsion system installed
in these vessels was the two Lentz uniform expansion engines.
And when used as minesweepers the Kabel Fern Raum Gerät
(KFRG) system was employed, which used generators producing
60 V, 20 kW to power the magnetic sweeping gear.
This vessel went on to serve in the 1. Minensuchflottille and 4. Minensuchflottille
during World War II.
1 September 1938
The Minesweeper M 1 is commissioned.
The Minesweeper M 1 served with the following flotilla's
1. Minensuchflottille and 4. Minensuchflottille.
The Minesweeper M 1 is given the tactical designation C 5501.
The Minesweeper M 1 is given the tactical designation M 5201.
12 January 1945
The Minesweeper M 1 is sunk after being attacked by Allied
aircraft with a loss of 20 crew members, at 1252 hrs at Nordbyfjord
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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