1941 to 1978
6 March 1941
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 R67 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 1.
during World War II.
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 R67 is commissioned.
The R-boat R67 becomes operational with the 1.
The R-boat R67 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration
1 December 1947
The R-boat R67 is seized as a prize of war by the USA.
27 May 1948
The R-boat R67 is renamed to Helligenlei.
23 November 1950
The Helligenlei. is transferred to Schiffges Jade of Wilhelmshaven,
as the motor ferry Rüstringen.
15 September 1953
The Rüstringen serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration
(GMSA) as USN 130.
30 October 1956
The Rüstringen is renamed to Wega whilst serving with
the German Federal Navy (Bundesmarine).
2 March 1962
The Wega is used as an accommodation vessel WBRXII, with
the Münster naval cadets.
The Wega is renamed again to Friedrich Lührmann.
The Friedrich Lührmann is sunk by fire.
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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