M 382

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M 382

Post by VtwinVince » 19 Sep 2010 21:23

If anyone can tell me who the first commander of this Kriegsmarine ship was, it would be appreciated.

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Re: M 382

Post by Luftflotte2 » 22 Sep 2010 21:20

Is the ship in question part of the Minensuchboot 1940? They were simple mine hunters, based on the last WWI design.

This has info on such designs:
http://www.german-navy.de/kriegsmarine/ships/minehunter/mboot35/index.html

That probably doesn't help you though.
I don't have any books on the matter and there is no information on the web. :x

Here's some more info, just intresting:
The loss of the M 381 has to be seen in comparison with the loss of her sister M 382 31.01.1945. That day the M 381 and M 382 sailed towards Bodö to escort the German tanker Ditmarschen, ordered back to Germany, but was attacked by the lurking MTBs MTB-715 and MTB-717. MTB-717 missed with both her torpedoes, while the MTB-715 scorted a hit with one torpedo 21:30 in the aftpart of the M 382 that sank in 2 minutes with 22 casualties. The MTBs claimed a destroyer sunk...
As the MTBs weren't seen, the loss was first belived to be a mine, but this was changed to a MTB torpedo when the withdrawing MTBs were reported.
12.02.1945 was the convoy with MT Ditmarschen (Trondheim - Aalesund voyage, with M 381 and R 238 as escorts) seen by the lurking MTBs MTB-716 and MTB-717, and both fired their torpedoes against the tanker. MTB-716 missed with her torpedoes, while the MTB-717 hit the M 381 at 22:45. The M 381 blew up, and sank imidiatelly with 45 casualties. R-238 took the tanker into safety, while R 122 and R 124 arrived later to search for survivors (only 16 men survived). The MTBs withdrew after the attack without being seriously shelled.
The MTB-717 was then involved in the sinkings of both M-381 and M-382. Both minesweepers belonging to the 22. MS-Flottille [minesweeper flotilla].

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Re: M 382

Post by VtwinVince » 22 Sep 2010 22:43

Yes, I have seen this website, unfortunately there isn't much information on the crews.

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Re: M 382 / 22. MS-Flottille

Post by Luftflotte2 » 23 Sep 2010 03:14

Though my info may not be that helpful, I do this to get some answers from other members. Spark some debate--things like that.

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Re: M 382

Post by VtwinVince » 04 Oct 2017 00:19

Just bringing this topic back up in the hope that there is new information out there.

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Re: M 382

Post by Simon Orchard » 13 Apr 2018 18:58

I just received this woundbadge in silver award doc to one of the survivors of the M-381
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Re: M 382

Post by igorr » 16 Apr 2018 03:44

I can say that in june 1942 commander was ober-leutnant zur see Bender.

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