M 575


The German minesweeper M 575 sank outside Helsingborg 2.March 1945. She was laid down at Tecklenburg Werft in Geestemünde in 1917 for the German navy under the name M 75, and was put in service in 7.Minensuch Flotille who operated in the North Sea. She was used until 1939, when she was laid up and renovated for new tasks. In April 1940 the renewal was complete, and she was renamed to M-575. In the beginning of March 1945 she laid at anchor in Copenhagen harbor when she received the order to set course for Ålborg. Outside Helsingør the weather severely worsened, and they ended up in a gale. The captain on M 575 decided to postpone the trip to Ålborg and seek shelter at Kullen. But this is not enough to avoid the gale, and it is decided to seek port in Helsingør. At 19:25 she is taking in water and orders to abandon ship is given. The wreck rest today on a depth of 20 to 28 meter.

Former names:
M 575
M 75 59,3 x 7,3 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
488 grt Bremerhaven ( D ) 1917 København ( DK )

GPS (ED50): D.56:08,757 12:28,655
( Source: Vragguiden )

Picture: M-75
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Last updated: November 2018