1940 to 9 May 1942
28 March 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 R45 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 4.
during the Second World War.
The R-boat R45 is commissioned.
The R-boat R45 becomes operational with the 4.
9 May 1942
The R-boat R45 is in collision with Raule in the area of
Dunkirk, West of Ambleteuse and subsequently sinks due to
the severity of the damage, R45, is salvaged and returned
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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