10 February 1941 to 11 August 1944
20 November 1940
10 February 1941
1938 Type Minesweeper/Minensuchboot
M 25 Class
713 tons standard 908 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
3 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 6000 rounds
The M 27 Minesweeper (Minensuchboot) was built in the 1940s
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 thirteen watertight
compartments and a double bottom. 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 8. Minensuchflottille during World
11 February 1941
The Minesweeper M 27 is commissioned.
The Minesweeper M 27 becomes operational with the 8. Minensuchflottille.
11 August 1944
The Minesweeper M 27 is sunk, after hitting a mine, at 1955
hrs, in the Gironde estuary.
Position 45° 15N 00° 44' 6W, 41 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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