1940 to 11 February 1942
22 May 1940
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 R42 R-boat (Räumboot) was built in the 1940s by
Germany as a minesweeper or escort vessel for the Kriegsmarine.
And which served in the 4.
during the Second World War.
The R-boat R42 is commissioned.
The R-boat R42 becomes operational with the 4.
11 February 1942
The R-boat R42 sinks after colliding with a wreck in the
Channel, near Ambleteuse no loss of life.
Position 50° 49N 01° 37E.
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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