Poland,Baltic Sea

Briz was a steam trawler laid down by Norderwerft Koser & Meyer AG in Hamburg, and was launched in June 1941. She was meant for delivery to the Soviet navy, but was requisitioned by the German Kriegsmarine after the start of Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union. She was refitted and armed as a Vorposten boat and was commissioned in February 1942. She was extensively used in the Baltic Sea in 3. Vorposten Flotille as an escort and for guard duty. Outside Danzig she collided with the German steamer Henrik Fisser 7 and sank 12. March 1945. The wreck rest today on a depth of 48 to 55 meter north of Gdansk.

Former names:
Bris ( RT 25 )
61,5 x 9,0 x 4,5 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
589 grt
Hamburg ( D ) 1941
( D )

55° 01′ 35" N, 18° 21′ 43" E
( Source: Baltic Wrecks )
Picture: Vorposten flotille in second world war
Courtesy of Bundesarkiv, Bild 134-C2637

Last updated: January 2021