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Posted by: Creese January 07, 2006 11:36 am
Hello, I am looking for the fate of ship ROMANIA (1904), used in 1943 as a minelayer.
Also I am interested in the final fate of this ship. I will be greatfull for help.
Best regards, Kris

Posted by: Victor January 09, 2006 02:20 pm
It was sunk during the evacuation of Crimea in May 1944.

Posted by: Creese January 09, 2006 02:26 pm
What I know is that she was bombed by russian planes 11.05.1944 and sunk next day at 07:10. But I don't know where and in which circumstances this happend. Where she was going ? I will be greatfull for help.
Best regards, Kris.

Posted by: Victor January 09, 2006 02:33 pm
See Sergey's reply to me in an older discussion:

Posted by: Creese January 09, 2006 02:55 pm
Thank you very much Victor, this is what I was looking for
Best regards, Kris.

Posted by: Petre May 09, 2009 03:08 pm
The steamship "Romania" (3152 t) does not appear in RRN. It appears later, as Minenschiff ROMANIA passed to German 10. Sicherungsdivision (The 10th Sea Defence Division), formed in Jan.1944. Crew ?

Posted by: Petre September 03, 2009 04:53 pm
ROMANIA, former romanian cargo and passenger steamship, built 1904, 3152 trb. 108 m, was transferred 1942 to the German Navy. Arms : 4x20mm, 80 mines. She served under german flag as :
03.1942, Wounded Transport Ship (Verwundetentransportschiffe), but no missions.
10.1942. S-boat Depot Ship (Schnellbootbegleitschiff) in the Crimea campaign (port of Sevastopol).
11.1943 Minelayer (minenschiff, minenleger). Spring of 1943, the minelayers Am.Murgescu and Romania lay several flank mine barriers before Sulina and in the Odessa bay.
From russian sources : in the spring of 1942, the Germans took this ship from romanians and put her into operation, Dec.6th. From the end of 1943, she was used as minelayer.
Enough rarely in sea missions.

Posted by: Petre April 22, 2011 07:06 pm
Found on "Atlantik-Pirat Kriegsmarine Forum. 1. Schnellbooteflotille " :
There are 4 photos in "Gerhard Behrens, Die Geschichte der 1. Schnellbootsflotilje 1931-1945"

and also :

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