1942 to 30 June 53
14 March 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 R96 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 8.
during World War II.
And after the surrender of Germany was employed in the German Mine Sweeping Administration
(GMSA) which was controlled
by the allies.
The R-boat R96 is commissioned.
The R-boat R96 becomes operational with the 8.
The R-boat R96 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration
26 November 1947
The R-boat R96 is seized as a prize of war by the USA.
The R-boat R96 is sold to Peglow-Kreutzer AG of Hamburg,
as an experimental sea fishing vessel.
30 June 1953
The R-boat R96 is sold to Fish Products Co at Lewes, as an
experimental sea fishing vessel.
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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