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F8

Escort




F8 Escort

Service Data

In Service: 8 April 1937 to 1950

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
Construction No: 499
Laid down: 1935
Launched: 27 July 1935
Commissioned: 8 April 1937

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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Career

8 April 1937
The Escort F8 is commissioned.

1937
The Escort F8 served in Escort Flotilla

1 April 1940
The Escort F8 is converted to a recovery torpedo boat. until 22 May 1940.

23 December 1945
The Escort F8 is seized as a prize of war by the British.

1950
The Escort F8 is broken up, and scrapped in the Netherlands.

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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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