Operation Bantos B

This was a German naval minelaying operation in the Arctic off Kildin island in the Barents Sea (5/6 February 1943).

The task was undertaken without Soviet detection by the minelayer Brummer and destroyers Theodor Riedel and Z 31 escorted by the minesweepers M 381 and M 361, and the anti-submarine trawlers UJ 1102 and UJ 1101.