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Ship ClassF-class Destroyer Escort
Yard Number127
Ordered17 Aug 1934
Laid Down12 Nov 1934
Launched11 May 1936
Commissioned12 Mar 1938
Displacement712 tons standard; 1,065 tons full
Length263 feet
Beam29 feet
Draft11 feet
Machinery2 boilers, 2 Brown-Boveri geared turbines, 2 shafts
Power Output16,993 shaft horsepower
Speed28 knots
Armament2x10.5cm L/45 guns, 2x2x3.7cm L/83 anti-aircraft guns, 2x2cm anti-aircraft guns, 2x depth charge launchers


ww2dbaseGerman escort ship F10 was commissioned into service in 1938. She served the first year of her career in the Baltic Sea, and within days of the outbreak of the European War, she was sent to the Helgoland archipelago off Wilhelmshaven, Germany to operate as an escort vessel and a minelayer. She returned to the Baltic Sea in 1940, where she would remain until 1944, largely serving as a torpedo recovery vessel. In Jun 1944, she, as a member of Task Force Thiele, participated in a show of force off Aland, Finland as German ground troops were being withdrawn from Finland; the task force was centered around the heavy cruisers Prinz Eugen and L├╝tzow and under the overall command of Vizeadmiral August Thiele. After the war, F10 was taken over by the United States. She was scrapped in 1950.


Last Major Revision: Dec 2019

Destroyer Escort F10 Interactive Map

F10 Operational Timeline

17 Aug 1934 The construction of escort ship F10 was ordered.
12 Nov 1934 The keel of F10 was laid down at the Reichsmarinewerft shipyard in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
11 May 1936 F10 was launched at the Kriegsmarinewerft shipyard in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
21 Mar 1938 F10 was commissioned into service.
6 Sep 1939 German escort ship F10 was transferred from the Baltic Sea to the Helgoland archipelago north of Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

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