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Tender (Begleitschiff) "Tanga"

Begleitschiff "Tanga" - Picture: Archives R. Mundt


Technical Data

Shipyard AG Neptun, Rostock
In Commission 21.01.1939 - 10.05.1945
Displacement 2.620 t
Length 96,20 m
Beam 13,50 m
Draught 4,14 m
Propulsion 2 MAN two-stroke Diesel engins 4.100 PS with Vulcan gearbox
Shafts/Propellers 2 - 2
Speed 17,5 kts
Complement  225
Armament 2 x 10,5 cm Rapid Firing Gun
2 x 3,7 cm Flak
4 x 2 cm Flak

Begleitschiff "Tanga" with Boats of the 2. SFltl in Helsingør Summer 1941 - Picture: Archives Ola Erlandsson

Begleitschiff "Tanga" in front of Helsingør Castle Summer 1941 - Picture: Arne Slaaby-Larsen



Originally foreseen as  mothership for the Chinese navy. Bought 1938 for the German Kriegsmarine as S-boat-tender for the 2.S-Flotilla. On 1.3.41 "Tanga" served the newly formed 6.S-Flotilla. On 15.10.41 the ship was assigned to the new Admiral Nordmeer. "Tanga" served hin until October 1942 as Staff-Ship. Thereafter operational for a S-Boat-School-Flotilla. 1943 tender for S-Boat-Trainingdivision. From January 1945 tender for the newly formed 11. S-Flotilla.

Whereabouts: 1945 USA Loot, until 1947 at GM/SA; 03.12.47 to OMGUS for sale; 20.06.48 left to Denmark (Tender "Ægir" A 560); 1967  broken up.

Begleitschiff "Tanga" during re-construction at Orlogs-Værft, Kopenhagen - Picture: Archives R. Hansen

Tender "Ægir" (ex-"Tanga") after re-construction at Orlogs/Værft, Kopenhagen - Picture: R. Hansen 

Tender "Ægir" (ex-"Tanga") 1963 in the Aarhus-Bight - Picture: unknown 




Tender "Ægir" (ex-"Tanga") being tugged to Masnedø in front of Storstrømbridge 1967 - Picture: unknown 



Tender "Ægir" (ex-"Tanga") during breaking up at Paul Bergsø & Søn i Jernhaven, Masnedø/DK, Fall 1967 - Picture: Archives FBIB Kbh. / P.B. Sørensen