|Ship Class||M-class Minesweeper|
|Builder||Elsflether Werft AG|
|Sunk||15 Aug 1944|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseGerman minesweeper M385 was completed in May 1943. She was lost in Aug 1944.
Last Major Revision: Jun 2019
M385 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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