|Armament||1 .5" MG AA|
|Max speed||9.5 knots|
|Engines||Triple expansion engine, 1 shaft|
|Notes on class||Former tugs taken over by the Royal Netherlands Navy during construction.
The above specifications are for M 1. M 2 same specifications as M 1 except; Displacement: 205 BRT Lenght: 29.7 m Speed: 10 knots
M 3 and M 4 same specifications as M 1 except; Displacement: 230 BRT Lenght: 29.75 m Speed: 10 knots Power: 450 HP
Royal Dutch Navy ships of the M class
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|HNMS M 1||Lost on 14 May 1940|
|HNMS M 2||Lost on 13 May 1940|
|HNMS M 3||Lost on 14 May 1940|
|HNMS M 4||Lost on 14 May 1940|
See all Royal Dutch Navy Minesweeper classes.
Hitler's Forgotten Flotillas
Books dealing with this subject include:
Arctic Convoy PQ8, Michael Wadsworth, 2010