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Ship ClassF-class Destroyer Escort
BuilderFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft
Yard Number530
Ordered17 May 1934
Laid Down2 Aug 1934
Launched1 Mar 1935
Commissioned15 Dec 1935
Displacement1,147 tons standard
Length263 feet
Beam29 feet
Draft11 feet
MachineryTwo geared turbines, two shafts
Power Output14,000 shaft horsepower
Speed21 knots
Range1700nm at 13 knots
Armament2x10.5cm L/45 guns, 4x3.7cm L/83 guns, 2x2cm anti-aircraft guns (4x in 1945), depth charge launchers


ww2dbaseF1 was the lead ship of her class of ten fleet escort ships. She entered service in 1935 and was decommissioned in Apr 1939 to be rebuilt as fleet tender Libelle. In Jan 1945, she was renamed Jagd. She was taken over by the United States after the war and was scrapped in France in 1947.

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German fleet escort F1, 1930s

F1 Operational Timeline

17 May 1934 The order for fleet escort ship F1 was placed.
2 Aug 1934 The keel of fleet escort ship F1 was laid down at the Krupp Germania Werft yard in Kiel, Germany.
1 Mar 1935 Fleet escort ship F1 was launched at the Krupp Germania Werft yard in Kiel, Germany.
15 Dec 1935 Fleet escort ship F1 was commissioned into service.
23 May 1941 Fleet escort ship F1 was renamed Libelle during her rebuild.
5 Jun 1941 Libelle was recommissioned into service.
4 Sep 1942 Libelle arrived in Germany.
15 Jan 1945 Libelle was renamed Jagd.

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