1942 to 15 September 1953
23 May 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 R102 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 17.
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 R102 is commissioned.
The R-boat R102 becomes operational with the 17.
The R-boat R102 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration
26 November 1947
The R-boat R102 is seized as a prize of war by the USA.
16 June 1948
The R-boat R102 is sold to Nord Taucherbetriebe of Lübeck
as an accommodation vessel.
10 September 1949
The R-boat R102 is sold to A van Holt of Hamburg, as a Rhine
tug not used.
15 September 1953
The R-boat R102 is returned to the US Navy
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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