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Niedersachsen

Minelayer 1934 - 1944  


Niedersachsen 1944

Laid down as French frighter Guyane


Contruction Data

Laid down:     Burgmeister & Wain Kopenhagen, 1934
Launched:     1934
Commissioned:     
Fate:     sunk on 12.02.1944
Costs:     

Technical Data

Size:     1794 t
Length:     86,71 m
Beam:     12,62 m
Draft:     5,8 m
Armament:     2 x 10,5 cm; 2 x 6,9 cm; 12 x 2 cm; 260 Mines
Performance:     2100 shp, 13 kn

History

The former french transport Guyane was taken over by Italy as Acqui on 04.12.1942. After the Italian surrender, the ship was taken over by German troops on 12.12.1943. Commissioned as mine layer on 20.12.1943, it was sunk by the British submarine Upstart near Toulon at 4302'06"/0601'ß7"E on 15.02.1944.

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