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M 34


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Service Data

In Service: 26 June 1943 to 1945

Production Data

Builder: Lübecker Maschinenbau Gesellschaft, Lübeck
Construction No: 433
Laid down:
Launched: 7 August 1942
Commissioned: 26 June 1943

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
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
Operators: Kriegsmarine

Other: Minesweepers


The M 34 Minesweeper (Minensuchboot) was built in the 1940s by Lübecker Maschinenbau Gesellschaft shipyard located in Lübeck, 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 War II.


26 June 1943
The Minesweeper M 34 is commissioned.

The Minesweeper M 34 becomes operational with the 8. Minensuchflottille.

3 February 1946
The Minesweeper M 34 is seized as a prize of war by the Russians.

The Minesweeper M 34 is transferred to the Black Sea fleet as a T 9 class minesweeper.



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