M275

CountryGermany
Ship ClassM-class Minesweeper
BuilderRickmers
Yard Number237
Launched25 May 1943
Commissioned31 Aug 1943

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ww2dbaseGerman minesweeper M275 was completed in Sep 1943. She was surrendered in May 1945. She was transferred to France in Jul 1947.

Last Major Revision: Jun 2019

M275 Operational Timeline

15 Aug 1943 Before dawn, German seaplane tender Richthofen, torpedo boat T24, minesweeper M275, minesweeper M385, and Sperrbrecher 157 were caught by British cruiser Mauritius, destroyer HMS Ursa, and destroyer Iroquois in the Bay of Biscay off Les Sables d'Olonne, France. T24 laid a smoke screen and fired torpedoes at Iroquois, but all of them missed. British ships fired, sinking Sperrbrecher 157, and damaging all other ships; M385 was forced to beach to prevent sinking. HMS Iroquois suffered light damage in the engagement.




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