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F6

Escort




F6 Escort

Service Data

In Service: 25 May 1936 to 30 March 1945

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel
Construction No: 531
Laid down: 1934
Launched: 1 October 1935
Commissioned: 25 May 1936

Technical Data

Type: Escort / Flottenbegleiter
Class: F1

Displacement: 7,12 tons standard 1,028 tons full load
Length: 75.94 m
Beam: 8.8 m
Draft: 3.24 m
Propulsion: 2 × shaft 2 × geared turbines producing up to 16,993 shp
Propellers: 2
Speed: 27.9 knots
Range: 1,500 nautical miles at 20 knots
Crew: 113 men and officers
Armament:
2 × 10.5 cm L/45 SK C/32
carried 400 rounds
4 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 6,000 rounds
4 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 8,000 rounds
4 × depth charge launcher
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Operators: Kriegsmarine
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Career

25 May 1936
The F6 Escort is commissioned.

1936
The F6 Escort served as a flagship in the Escort Flotilla.

29 August 1938
The F6 Escort became the fleet tender Hai.

15 April 1939
The F6 Escort became the fleet tender Königin Luise.

30 March 1945
The F6 Escort is attacked by the RAF in Wilhelmshaven and sunk.

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Sources

German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
ISBN-10: 0851775330

German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
ISBN-10: 155750301X

German warships of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0668040378

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