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F5

CountryGermany
Ship ClassF-class Destroyer Escort
Builder NameKrupp Germania Werft
Yard Number534
Ordered17 May 1934
Laid Down6 Sep 1934
Launched14 Aug 1935
Commissioned1 May 1936
Sunk29 Jan 1945
Displacement1,028 tons standard
Length249 feet
Beam29 feet
Draft11 feet
MachineryTwo geared turbines, two shafts
Power Output14,000 SHP
Speed28 knots
Range1,700nm at 13 knots
Crew113
Armament2x10.5cm L/45 guns, 4x3.7cm L/83 guns, 2x2cm anti-aircraft guns (6x from 1944), depth charge launchers

Contributor:

ww2dbaseFleet escort ship F5 was commissioned into service in 1936. In Apr 1939, she was decommissioned for the intended purpose of conversion into an anti-submarine warfare training ship. She was recommissioned in Dec 1939 and was assigned to 23rd Submarine Flotilla and then 25th Submarine Flotilla as a torpedo recovery vessel. In 1944, she was transferred to the North Sea. In Jan 1945, she was transferred to the Baltic Sea. She struck a mine in Jan 1945 in western Baltic Sea and suffered heavy damage; while being towed toward Swinemünde, Germany (now Swinoujscie, Poland), she collided with a wreck and sank.

Last Major Revision: Oct 2019

Destroyer Escort F5 Interactive Map

F5 Operational Timeline

17 May 1934 The order for fleet escort ship F5 was placed.
6 Sep 1934 The keel of fleet escort ship F5 was laid down at the Krupp Germania Werft yard in Kiel, Germany.
14 Aug 1935 Fleet escort ship F5 was launched at the Krupp Germania Werft yard in Kiel, Germany.
1 May 1936 Fleet escort ship F5 was commissioned into service.
18 Dec 1939 F5 was recommissioned into service.
29 Jan 1945 Fleet escort ship F5 struck a mine in western Baltic Sea and suffered heavy damage; while being towed toward Swinemünde, Germany (now Swinoujscie, Poland), she collided with a wreck and sank.




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