1942 to 1951
19 April 1942
1936-42 Type R-boat/Räumboot
tons standard 135 tons full load
2 × MWM 6 × cylinder 4 stroke
diesel engines producing up to 1,800 ehp
2 × Voith-Schneider
900 nautical miles at 15 knots
38 men and officers
6 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 6000 rounds
The R100 R-boat (Räumboot) was built in the 1940s by Abeking
shipyard located in Lemwerder, Germany as a minesweeper or escort vessel for the Kriegsmarine.
And which served in the 8.
during the Second World War.
And after the capitulation of the Third Reich was employed in the German Mine Sweeping Administration
(GMSA) which was controlled
by the allies.
The R-boat R100 is commissioned.
The R-boat R100 becomes operational with the 8.
The R-boat R100 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration
16 November 1947
The R-boat R100 is seized as a prize of war by the USA.
15 June 1948
The R-boat R100 is sold to F Gaffling of Kutenhausen and
17 December 1951
The Maria-Angela is sunk after being grounded near Blexen,
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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