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Mwe

Torpedoboot 1926 - 1944  Torpedoboot 1923 (Raubvogel)  Class

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Torpedoboot Mwe of the Torpedoboot 1923 (Raubvogel) Class in 1939


The Möwe was part of the 5th Torpedoboot Flotilla at the outbreak of the war, which was used for mine laying ("Westwall") until 24.09.1939. Escort duties for CLs to recover home going destroyer after mine laying operations in British coastal waters. Used during Operation "Weserübung" in April 1940, and torpedoed by British submarine Taku on 09.05.1940. Repairs of the heavily damaged Möwe lasted until Spring of 1943. Transferred to France in May 1943, the Möwe was sunk on 15.06.1944 by British Lancaster bombers in Le Havre after several attacks on the allied landing force in the Normandy (including the destruction of the Norwegian destroyer Svenner )


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