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M-class minesweeper (Germany)

Index M-class minesweeper (Germany)

The M class were the standard minesweeper (Minensuchboot) of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. [1]

16 relations: German Mine Sweeping Administration, German Navy, Horsepower, Kriegsmarine, List of German Federal Navy ships, Minesweeper, Minesweeper flotilla (Kriegsmarine), Nazi Germany, R boat, Romanian Naval Forces, Spanish Navy, Sperrbrecher, Torpedo tube, 10.5 cm SK C/32 naval gun, 2 cm Flak 30/38/Flakvierling, 3.7 cm SK C/30.

German Mine Sweeping Administration

The German Mine Sweeping Administration (GMSA) was an organisation formed by the Allies from former crews and vessels of the Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine for the purpose of mine sweeping after the Second World War, predominantly in the North Sea and Baltic Sea, which existed from June 1945 to January 1948.

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German Navy

The German Navy (Deutsche Marine or simply Marine—) is the navy of Germany and part of the unified Bundeswehr ("Federal Defense"), the German Armed Forces.

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Horsepower

Horsepower (hp) is a unit of measurement of power (the rate at which work is done).

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Kriegsmarine

The Kriegsmarine (literally "War Navy") was the navy of Germany from 1935 to 1945.

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List of German Federal Navy ships

The list of German Federal Navy ships includes all ships commissioned into service with the Bundesmarine, the German navy which served West Germany during the Cold War from its foundation in 1956 through the unification of Germany in 1990, after which it was renamed German Navy (Deutsche Marine) in 1995.

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Minesweeper

A minesweeper is a small naval warship designed to engage in minesweeping.

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Minesweeper flotilla (Kriegsmarine)

Minesweeper flotillas of the Kriegsmarine were administrative units which grouped German minesweepers together.

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Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party (NSDAP).

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R boat

The R boats (Räumboote in German) were a group of small naval vessels built as minesweepers for the Kriegsmarine (German navy) before and during the Second World War.

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Romanian Naval Forces

The Romanian Navy (Forțele Navale Române) is the navy branch of the Romanian Armed Forces; it operates in the Black Sea and on the Danube.

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Spanish Navy

The Spanish Navy (Armada Española) is the maritime branch of the Spanish Armed Forces and one of the oldest active naval forces in the world.

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Sperrbrecher

A Sperrbrecher (German; informally translated as "pathfinder" but literally meaning "mine barrage breaker")), was a German auxiliary ship of the First World War and the Second World War that was intended to serve as a type of minesweeper, by sailing ahead of other vessels through minefields, intending to detonate any mines in their path. Also used as anti-aircraft ships, the Sperrbrecher suffered heavy losses in the war.

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Torpedo tube

A torpedo tube is a cylinder shaped device for launching torpedoes.

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10.5 cm SK C/32 naval gun

The 10.5 cm SK C/32 (SK - Schnelladekanone (quick loading cannon) C - Construktionsjahr (year of design), was a widely used German naval gun on a variety of Kriegsmarine ships during World War II. Originally designed as a surface weapon, it was used in a number of other roles such as anti-aircraft and coastal defence; wet-mounts were developed for U-Boats.

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2 cm Flak 30/38/Flakvierling

The Flak 30 (Flugabwehrkanone 30) and improved Flak 38 were 20 mm anti-aircraft guns used by various German forces throughout World War II.

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3.7 cm SK C/30

The 3.7 cm SK C/30SK - Schnelladekanone (quick loading cannon); C - Construktionsjahr (year of design) was the German Kriegsmarine's primary anti-aircraft gun during the Second World War.

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Redirects here:

M 1935-class minesweeper, M 1940-class minesweeper, M class Minesweeper (Germany), M class minesweeper (Germany).

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-class_minesweeper_(Germany)

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