4 September 1940 to 1945
18 May 1940
4 September 1940
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 29 Minesweeper (Minensuchboot) was built in the 1940s
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
4 September 1940
The Minesweeper M 29 is commissioned.
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.
The Minesweeper M 29 is transferred to the Black Sea fleet
as a T 9 class minesweeper.
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
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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