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WW2 German 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)

Stats


Name: Minos
Type M/S
Construction Yard (Yard No.) Schiffbau-Ges. "Unterweser" AG., Wersermünde (270)
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 (Max.) 5000 at 12 knots using 100t oil
Patients (beds)/Medical staff 103/13
Crew 19
Armament None
Owner DSG. "Neptun", Bremen