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von der Groeben

Fleet Tender




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Service Data

In Service: to 15 June 1944

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Career

May 1939
The von der Groeben served as fleet tender (Begleitschiffe) for 3. Räumbootsflottille during World War II and served the following vessels. R33, R34, R35, R36, R37, R38, R39, R40, R163, R164, R165, R166, R196, R197, R203, R204, R205, R206, R207, R208, R209, R216, R248, , R270, R288, R289, R418, R420, R421, R422 and R423

April 1940
The von der Groeben served as fleet tender (Begleitschiffe) for 4. Räumbootsflottille during World War II and served the following vessels. R41, R42, R43, R44, R45, R46, R47, R48, R49, R50, R51, R52, R80, R83, R115, R120, R126, R128, R138, R143, R150, R218, R240, R243, R244, R245, R246, R255, R262, R274, R275, R290, R291

1 May 1942
The von der Groeben served as fleet tender (Begleitschiffe) for 12. Räumbootsflottille during World War II and served the following vessels. R34, R38, R40, R178, R185, R186, R188, R190, R191, R194, R195, R210 and R211

15 June 1944
The fleet tender von der Groeben is sunk after being attacked by Allied aircraft at 2300 hrs at Boulogne along with the fleet tenders Brommy, von der Lippe and the minesweeper M402.

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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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