1935 to 16 August 1944
14 December 1935
1934 Type R-boat/Räumboot
tons standard 128 tons full load
2 × MAN 8 × cylinder 4 stroke
diesel engines producing up to 1,836 ehp
2 × Voith-Schneider
900 nautical miles at 15 knots
17 men and officers
2 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 2000 rounds
The R20 R-boat (Räumboot) was built in the 1930s by Abeking
shipyard located in Lemwerder, Germany as a minesweeper or escort vessel for the Kriegsmarine.
And which served in the 1.
during World War II.
The R-boat R20 is commissioned.
The R-boat R20 becomes operational with the 1.
16 August 1944
The R-boat R20 strikes a German mine and due to the severity
of the damage, sinks with a loss of nine crew members, at
German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
German warships of the Second World War.
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