V 5531


The Kriegsfischkutter, or KFK boats, was one of the largest ship building programs launched by the Third Reich during second world war. These boats were built at several locations, including the neutral Sweden and counted several hundreds built during the war. KFK 190 was built at Burrmeister Werft in Swinemünde, and was launched in 11943.
She was attacked and sunk by the Norwegian torpedo boats 709 and 712 outside Solund 1.November 1944. Heavily damaged after the attack, she was beached south of Skorpeholm near Krakhella. The wreck is today totally broken up and the few remains left rest today on depth of 2 to 20 meter.

Former names:
V 5531
KFK 190, Such IV
24,0 x 6,4 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
110 grt
Swinemünde ( D ) 1943
  Florvåg ( N )

N 61  01´ E 05 01´

Picture: KFK boats at sea
Courtesy of Kriegsmarine DE

Last updated: January 2021