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Soviet WWII minelayers

The minelayer is a naval ship used for deploying sea mines.

The minelayer is a naval ship used for deploying sea mines WWII photo red navy fleet
The Russian minelayer Marti and the battleship October Revolution.
Marti was former Czarist imperial yacht Shtandart and become the biggest and most effective Soviet minelayer in Baltic.
Confirmed victories of minelayer Marti achieved with mines:
1 October 1941 : sunk German submarine chaser UJ-117 close Hanko.
21 November 1941 : sunk German tug Fohn (303 GRT) on convoy to Tallin.
11 June 1942 : sunk German support-ship MRS-11 Osnabruck close Tallin.
Ship was later recovered but the temporary loss caused distress among the Germans because were lost 
84 men and the mine-field was actually known, but captain did not received the proper chart in time.

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45mm gun 21-K of the Soviet minelayer Marti. USSR navy WWII photo.

Soviet WWII naval minelayers history, information, battles, facts and photos
Minelayer Komintern of Red navy in combat near Odessa, 1941.
Komintern was a former WWI-era Bogatyr class protected cruiser and become the biggest Soviet minelayer in Black Sea, differently from Marti no victory can be assigned and she was hard damaged by German aircraft in summer 1942, disarmed and scuttled at Tuapse in October as a breakwater.

former icebreaker heavily armed as minelayers for the war, and actively used during Curili campaign
Okean class survey vessels / minelayers of 201 project
Three ships (Murman, Okean, Ohotsk) originally built as icebreakers / survey vessels were converted to become the main Soviet minelayers in Pacific Fleet. They never truly served for such purpose against Japanese targets, but Ohotsk played an important part during the landing at Shumshu Island shelling Japanese forces and repelling an attack of torpedo bombers.


Stawiacz min, Ruso minador de buque de guerra, posamine, Mouilleur de mines, Minenleger, Minelagger, Mijnenlegger, Minopolagac,


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