Ship ClassM-class Minesweeper
Builder NameH. C. Stülcken Sohn
Yard Number730
Ordered3 Mar 1937
Laid Down1 Apr 1939
Launched15 Nov 1939
Commissioned1 Jun 1940
Sunk20 Mar 1945


ww2dbaseGerman minesweeper M16 was completed in Jun 1940. She was damaged on 4 Nov 1943 and was never repaired. She was sunk during an Allied air raid on Kiel, Germany.

Last Major Revision: Jun 2019

M16 Operational Timeline

4 Nov 1943 M16 was badly damaged by Soviet ground attack aircraft in the Gulf of Finland.
20 Mar 1945 M16 was sunk during an Allied air raid on Kiel, Germany.

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