Minensuchboot M 427


The minesweeper M 427 was built at NV Dok & Werf Wilton Fijenoord in Holland, and was launched in October 1942. After sea trials and testing she was assigned to Kriegsmarine's 30,Minensuch flottille in Norway in 1943. While protecting the convoy KS 357, they were attacked by the British destroyers HMS Algonquin, HMS Bellona, HMS Myngs and HMS Zambese outside Egersund 12.November 1944. After a fierce engagement two of the German steamers are sunk together with five of the escort vessels. The wreck of M 427 is totally broken down, and her battered remains rest today on a depth of 15 to 45 meter in open waters at Oddvik between Flekkefjord and Egersund.

Former names:
M 427

62,3 x 8,9 x 2,8 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
543 grt
Schiedam ( NL ) 1942
( N )

Last updated: December 2020