|Laid down as transport ship Ems.
|| Deschimag Bremen, 1937
|| 02.06.1940 as auxiliary cruiser
|| sunk on 14.10.1942
|| Dec 1939 – Feb 1942
|| Feb 1942 – Oct 1942
|| 7500 t
|| 115 m
|| 15,3 m
|| 6,5 m
6 x 15 cm; 1x 6 cm; 2 x 3,7 cm; 4 x 2 cm;
6 x torpedo tubes, 2 x Arado Ar 196 float planes
1 x Small Fast Attack boat LS2,
|| 3900 shp, 14,8kn
|The auxiliary cruiser Komet
got famous because of its unique way to reach the Pacific Ocean. With assistance of several Soviet ice breakers, the ship sailed through the ice barriers north of Siberia in August and September 1940 and arrived in the Pacific Ocean three weeks after it left Norway.
operated in the Pacific for about one year and returned to Germany on 30.11.1941. It was planned to use the ship for a second operation one year later, therefore it left Germany on 07.10.1942 and sailed through the British Channel. On 14.10.1942 the Komet and its escorts were attacked by British MTBs near Cape de la Hague. The auxiliary cruiser sunk after a torpedo hit by the British MTB 236
with not survivors.