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ROMANIAN NAVY (ROMANIA)

CONVERTED MERCHANT VESSELS

auxiliary minelayers of WWII

more than 1000 BRT

Name

Compl. // Comm.

Builder

Tonnage, BRT or Disp., t

Dimensions, m

Speed, kts

Engine, Power hp

Armament

Fate

Dacia 5/1907 // 1940 A C de la Loire, St-Nazaire, France 3418 (4500) 108.8x12.8x8.4 18 2VTE, 6500 4-20, 200 mines depot ship 1944
Durostor (ex-Санкт-Петербург <Sankt-Peterburg>) 5/1911 // 1940 Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen, Denmark 1309 66.1x10.4x 11.5 1VTE mines transport 1944
Regele Carol I 6/1898 // 1940 Fairfield, Govan, UK 3600 (2369) 106.7x12.8x5.6 18 2VTE, 6500 2-20, 160-200 mines sunk 10/10/1941
Romania 2/1905 // 1941 A C de la Loire, St-Nazaire, France 3793 (4500) 108.8x12.8x5.5 18 2VTE, 7200 4-20, 80 mines sunk 11/5/1944

Ship project history: Merchant vessels used as minelayers.

Modernizations: 7/1941, Regele Carol I: + 2 x 1 - 105/42

10/1941, Dacia: + 3 x 1 - 105/42

Naval service: Dacia was used as depot ship since 1944, 21/8/1944 she was hard damaged during raid of Soviet aircraft at Constanza. 5/9/1944 she was transferred under Soviet control, later towed off to the USSR and 4/11/1944 commissioned by Soviet Navy as TS Desna. Regele Carol I was lost 10/10/1941 at Cape Galata (off Varna) on a mine, laid by Soviet submarine L-5. Romania In December 1942 - November, 1943 was used as depot ship for German MTBs. She was sunk 11/5/1944 by Soviet aircraft S of Sevastopol (may be, abandoned ship was sunk by torpedoes from Soviet MTBs 12/5/1944). Durostor was sunk by Soviet aircraft at Sevastopol 12/5/1944.

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