20 January 1942 to 20 September 1944
7 April 1941
20 January 1942
1935/39 Type Minesweeper/Minensuchboot
M 1 Class
685 tons standard 878 tons full load
2 × Lentz uniform expansion engines
producing up to 3,200 shp
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 132 Minesweeper (Minensuchboot) was built in the 1940s
shipyard located in Memel, 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 4. Minensuchflottille during World
20 January 1942
The Minesweeper M 132 is commissioned.
The Minesweeper M 132 becomes operational with the 4. Minensuchflottille.
20 September 1944
The Minesweeper M 132 is sunk after being attacked by a British
submarine at 2355 hrs, near Egeroy.
Position 58° 23' 5N 05° 34E, 11 crew lost.
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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