|Captured French torpilleurs légers de 600t Pomone, Pomone class
|| At. et Chant. de la Loire, Nantes, 1933
|| March 1936 (05.04.1943 in German services)
|| destroyed 25.09.1943
|| 846 t
|| 80,70 m
|| 7,96 m
|| 3,50 m
|| 2 x 10,5 cm; 2 x 3,7 cm; 9 x 2 cm; 2 x 55,0 cm torpedoes
|| 22000 shp, 35,5 kn
Like many other torpedoboats, those six ships were first given to Italy and taken over by the Kriegsmarine in April 1943 , transferred from La Spezia to Toulon. It soon got obvious, that the ships were in a very bad condition, ammunition, personal shortages and their lack of offensive capabilities made it impossible to use them as torpedo boats. Therefore all ships were used as escort vessels and operated in the 3. and 4. escort division.
(ital.), La Pomone
(fr)) was first attached to the 3rd escort division, later to the 4th. It got operational by June 1943 and was used to support German units at Rhodos in fall of 1943 where it engaged the British destroyer Eclipse
on 23.09.1943. With both engines disabled, the ship was lucky to escape to the Prassos-Beight at Rhodos, but it was impossible to repair the ship and it was scuttled on 27.09.1943.