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Lazarettschiffe Ceres

History Feb 24, 1936 Launched.

May, 1936 Commissioned.

Sept 3, 1940 Entered service as Hospital Ship Ceres under Fleet Train, North (TSV-N).

Nov 22, 1940 Returned.

June 27, 1941 Again entered Kriegsmarine service, now as Sperrbrecher 69.

Aug 1, 1941 Became Sperrbrecher 169.

Nov 19, 1942 Mined north of Norderney (20.00 hr, position 53°58 N / 07°05 E) and sunk w/ 1 dead.
Stats
Name: Ceres
Type M/S
Construction Yard
(Yard No.)
Schiffbau-Ges. "Unterweser" AG., Wersermünde
(253)
Launched 24.2.36
Commissioned 5.36
Weight, BRT 1078
Length, meters 76,15
Width, meters 10,57
Depth, meters 4,21
Engines Two MAN 2-stroke 5cyl diesels,
2 shafts
Horsepower, HP 1020 effective
Speed, knots 12
Range, nautical miles
(Max.)
5000 at 12 knots using 100t oil
Patients (beds)/Medical staff 103/13
Crew 19
Armament None
Owner DSG. "Neptun", Bremen