16 June 1941 to 4 June 1944
12 October 1940
16 June 1941
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 37 Minesweeper (Minensuchboot) was built in the 1940s
shipyard located in Bremen, 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 during World
16 June 1941
The Minesweeper M 37 is commissioned.
The Minesweeper M 37 becomes operational with the 1. Minensuchflottille.
4 June 1944
The Minesweeper M 37 is sunk after being attacked by Russian
motor torpedo boats, at 0110 hrs, in Narva Bay.
Position 59° 30' 5N 27° 36E, 13 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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