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Carl Peters

Ship ClassCarl Peters-class Tender
BuilderNeptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik Gmbh
Ordered17 Sep 1936
Launched20 Feb 1939
Commissioned6 Jan 1940
Sunk14 May 1945
Displacement3,600 tons standard
Length374 feet
Beam48 feet
Draft14 feet
Machinery4 MAN diesel engines, 2 shafts
Power Output12,400 shaft horsepower
Speed23 knots
Armament4x10.5cm guns, 2x8.8cm guns, 1x4cm anti-aircraft gun, 6x3.7cm anti-aircraft guns, 8x2cm guns


ww2dbaseFleet tender Carl Peters was commissioned into serivce in 1940, and throughout the war she supplied torpedoes, depth charges, ammunition, and medical services for smaller craft. In this role, she supported the Norwegian invasion in 1940, sustaining damage off Bergen. After seeing service in the English Channel and Baltic Sea, she struck a mine a week after the end of the European War in May 1945 and sank.

ww2dbaseSource: german-navy.de

Last Major Revision: May 2020

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Tender Car Peters, 1940Tender Carl Peters with craft of 3rd Schnellboot Flotilla, circa 1940s

Carl Peters Operational Timeline

13 Apr 1939 Fleet tender Carl Peters was launched at the Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik shipyard in Rostock, Mecklenburg, Germany.
1 Jun 1940 Fleet tender Carl Peters was commissioned into service.
14 May 1945 Fleet tender Carl Peters struck a mine and sank.

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Tender Car Peters, 1940Tender Carl Peters with craft of 3rd Schnellboot Flotilla, circa 1940s

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