Minensuchboot M 468


The German Kriegsmarine's minesweeper M 468 was a Mboot40 class minesweeper built by Giessen & Zonesin Krimpen in Holland, and was launched in 1942. She was commissioned and put in service the same year. Under a mission to escort a German convoy from Trondheim to Bodø she hit a mine outside Osen 12.August 1944. Heavily damaged but still afloat, she was taken in tow, but 04:30 the following morning she went down in the deep at Langroskjær light. The remains of her rest today on a depth of approx 25 to 40 meter.

Former names:
M 468

62,3 x 8,9 x 2,8 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
775 grt Krimpen ( NL ) 1942 Trondheim ( N )