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Lazarettschiffe Minos

History entered service as a hospital ship 3.9.40; 21.11.40 Minna, target ship TEK, Kiel; 11.11.41 navigation school ship Nordstern; torpedoed by Soviet submarine SC-407 southwest of Windau (10.08 hr, position 55°46 N / 19°45 E) and sunk (1 dead).
Name: Minos
Type M/S
Construction Yard
(Yard No.)
Schiffbau-Ges. "Unterweser" AG., Wersermünde
Launched 4.3.39
Commissioned 26.6.39
Weight, BRT 1127
Length, meters 76,50
Width, meters 10,55
Depth, meters 4,25
Engines Two MAN 4-stroke 6cyl diesels,
2 shafts
Horsepower, HP 1100 effective
Speed, knots 12
Range, nautical miles
5000 at 12 knots using 100t oil
Patients (beds)/Medical staff 103/13
Crew 19
Armament None
Owner DSG. "Neptun", Bremen