Allied Warships


M class

4 ships

Technical information

Displacement238 BRT 
Length30.5 m 
Complement16 men 
Armament1 .5" MG AA 
Max speed9.5 knots
EnginesTriple expansion engine, 1 shaft 
Power500 HP 
Notes on classFormer tugs taken over by the Royal Netherlands Navy during construction.

The above specifications are for M 1.
M 2 same specifications as M 1 except;
Displacement: 205 BRT
Lenght: 29.7 m
Speed: 10 knots

M 3 and M 4 same specifications as M 1 except;
Displacement: 230 BRT
Lenght: 29.75 m
Speed: 10 knots
Power: 450 HP 

All ships of the M class

Royal Dutch Navy Royal Dutch Navy (more on Royal Dutch Navy)

HNMS M 1 Lost on 14 May 1940
HNMS M 2 Lost on 13 May 1940
HNMS M 3 Lost on 14 May 1940
HNMS M 4 Lost on 14 May 1940

4 Minesweepers of the M class. 4 of them were lost.

See all Minesweeper classes.

Hitler's Forgotten Flotillas

Lawrence Paterson

Books dealing with this subject include:

Arctic Convoy PQ8, Michael Wadsworth, 2010
Hitler's Forgotten Flotillas, Lawrence Paterson, 2017
HMS Trenchant, Hazlett, Arthur, 2001
Minesweeper, Melvin, Michael J., 1992
U-Boat Far from Home, Stevens, David, 1997
World War II American High Speed Minesweepers DMS-1 through DMS-18, Borchers, Duane D., Sr.,

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