1940 to 13 June 1944
15 June 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 R50 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 World War II.
The R-boat R50 is commissioned.
The R-boat R50 becomes operational with the 4.
13 June 1944
The R-boat R50 is in collision with a German mine and subsequently
sinks near Trouville with no loss of life.
Position 49° 22N 00° 05E.
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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