Motor Mine-Sweeer (MMS) 1001-type
The new design was tailored for simple construction, with the same engines, armament and manning, but larger, of 140 feet oa, and with a raised foc’sle, influenced by the US Navy YMS-class.
Hull 126pp/140oa/26/10.5 ft
Displacement 255 tons
Engine 500 bhp diesel engine, several alternatives
Speed 10 knots
Armament 2x20 mm AA machine guns
Manning 21 officers and crew
The first of the MMS 1001-series were delivered on July 1943, and the next yea construction was well afoot with British and Canadian shipyards, I e traditional wooden shipbuilders and also new contractors.
In total, 90 unites were completed.
The Royal Norwegian Navy was able to commission two such units in 1944, manned in Dundee. These were later acquired and transferred to Norway.
After the war another 18 vessels were imported to Norway for conversion, as well as two to Iceland and three to Denmark.
MMS 1027 as fishing vessel SOLNES, NSS-Opedal Collection
MMS 1006 Trippesta, Polstjarnan, Baldur, Hildur
MMS 1010 Tustnastabb
MMS 1013 Uddu, Sjøvik II, Alpøy
MMS 1015 Henny, Ullafjell
MMS 1018 Vabak
MMS 1021 Arnarnes, Einar Olafsson
MMS 1027 Barø, Solnes
MMS 1031 Straumey
MMS 1037 Trappes
MMS 1050 Elieser 5
MMS 1051 Huvik, Timann
MMS 1052 Arcus
MMS 1053 Thor-Bjørn
MMS 1054 Greenland, Frost
MMS 1055 Havbraut
MMS 1056 Jane Lolk
MMS 1058 Jørgen Klaus
MMS 1062 Krohnholm
MMS 1064 Krohnøy, Gisle
MMS 1069 Sinus
MMS 1070 Polarfisk
MMS 1080 Benn, Elly
MMS 1085 Orkla
MMS 1086 Vefsna, Franklin Roosevelt
MMS 1088 Sveip