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M 29

Minesweeper




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Service Data

In Service: 4 September 1940 to 1945

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Stettiner Oderwerke AG, Stettin
Construction No: 813
Laid down:
Launched: 18 May 1940
Commissioned: 4 September 1940

Technical Data

Type: 1938 Type Minesweeper/Minensuchboot
Class: M 25 Class

Displacement: 713 tons standard 908 tons full load
Length: 71 m
Beam: 9.2 m
Draft: 2.12 m
Propulsion: 2 × Lentz uniform expansion engines producing up to 3,200 shp
Propellers: 2 × Voith-Schneider
Speed: 18.1 knots
Range: 5,000 nautical miles at 10 knots
Crew: 90 men and officers
Armament:
2 × 10.5 cm L/45
carried 480 rounds
3 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 6000 rounds
30 mines
Armour 10 mm
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Operators: Kriegsmarine
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History

The M 29 Minesweeper (Minensuchboot) was built in the 1940s by Stettiner Oderwerke AG shipyard located in Stettin, 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 3. Minensuchflottille during World War II.

Career

4 September 1940
The Minesweeper M 29 is commissioned.

1940
The Minesweeper M 29 becomes operational with the 3. Minensuchflottille.

15 November 1945
The Minesweeper M 29 is seized as a prize of war by the Russians.

1945
The Minesweeper M 29 is transferred to the Black Sea fleet as a T 9 class minesweeper.

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by Lutz Kirchner 21/06/2010

The Minesweeper M 29 was built 1940 and fought mostly in the 3. Minensuchflottille in the Baltic Sea. Many times damaged, but until 1945 in service. As reparation to the Sovietunion, renamed in T 913, later Tuman. Picked out 1956. (aus: Schmidtke, Martin: Rettungsaktion Ostsee 1944. Eine Großtat der Menschlichkeit. Bonn 2006. p.176

Sources

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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