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GRILLE aviso (1935)

Grille 1940

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Grille 500 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 17/7/1934 15/12/1934 20/5/1935 minelayer 9/1939, command ship 8/1942, surrendered 5/1945, to United Kingdom 1945, sold mercantile 1946

 

Displacement standard, t

2560

Displacement full, t

3430

Length, m

115.0 pp 135.1 oa 142.9 max

Breadth, m

13.5

Draught, m

3.80 normal 4.20 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Blohm & Voss geared steam turbines, 4 Benson boilers

Power, h. p.

22000

Max speed, kts

26

Fuel, t

oil 1000

Endurance, nm(kts) 9500(19)

Armament

3 x 1 - 128/42 SK C/34, 2 x 2 - 37/80 SK C/30

Complement

257

Ship project history: Built as government yacht, officially was classified as aviso, also was used as HQ, training and target ship (in the latter case for aviation torpedoes trials). Grille had easily recognised "yacht" outline profile with bowsprit and experimental machinery: she was the first ship with high-pressure boilers of Benson design (80atm). With war beginning Grille was converted to auxiliary minelayer, but then used mainly as a command ship.

Modernizations: 9/1939: - 3 x 1 - 128/42; + 3 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 4 x 1 - 20/65 C/30, 280 mines

8/1942: - mine capacity

Naval service: On reparations Grille was transferred to United Kingdom.

Grille as yacht

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14