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Ship Class1923-class Motor Torpedo Boat
Hull Number
Yard Number102
Ordered6 Apr 1925
Laid Down2 Mar 1925
Launched24 Mar 1926
Commissioned1 Oct 1926


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Möwe Operational Timeline

24 Jun 1936 Albatros departed Spanish waters to escort light cruisers Köln and Leipzig on their return journey to Germany; Möwe replaced Albatros as the flagship of 2nd Torpedo Boat Half-Flotilla.
3 May 1943 Light cruiser Nürnberg arrived at Kiel, Germany; Jaguar, Greif, and Z4 Richard Beitzen had escorted her to Kiel from Norway. Later that day, Jaguar, Greif, and Möwe escorted minelayers out of Kiel for the North Sea.
7 May 1943 Jaguar, Greif, and Möwe completed their escort mission for minelayers in the North Sea.
21 Mar 1944 Torpedo boats Jaguar, Möwe, Greif, Kondor, T27, and T29 began to lay mines off Le Havre and Fécamp, France.
22 Mar 1944 Torpedo boats Jaguar, Möwe, Greif, Kondor, T27, and T29 completed laying mines off Le Havre and Fécamp, France.
23 May 1944 Torpedo boats Jaguar, Möwe, Greif, Kondor, T27, and T29 departed Cherbourg for Le Havre, France.
24 May 1944 While sailing from Cherbourg to Le Havre, France, torpedo boats Greif, Möwe, Falke, Kondor and Jaguar were attacked by Allied aircraft early in the day. Greif was struck by two bombs and lost all power at about 0600 hours. Without power, she drifted and collided with Falke (causing little damage). Möwe attempted to tow Greif, but failed to save her as Greif sank at 0632 hours.
6 Jun 1944 Torpedo boats of the German 5th Flotilla (Jaguar, Falke, Möwe, and T28), attacking Allied shipping off Normandie, France, sank Norwegian destroyer Svenner about 20 kilometers (about 12 miles) west of Le Havre, France.

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