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R97

R-boat




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Service Data

In Service: 1942 to 13 June 1944

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen, Lemwerder
Construction No: 3431
Laid down:
Launched: 21 March 1942
Commissioned: 1942

Technical Data

Type: 1936-42 Type R-boat/Räumboot
Class: R21 Class

Displacement: tons standard 135 tons full load
Length: 37.8 m
Beam: 5.82 m
Draft: 1.51 m
Propulsion: 2 × MWM 6 × cylinder 4 stroke diesel engines producing up to 1,800 ehp
Propellers: 2 × Voith-Schneider
Speed: 20 knots
Range: 900 nautical miles at 15 knots
Crew: 38 men and officers
Armament:
6 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 6000 rounds
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Operators: Kriegsmarine
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History

The R97 R-boat (Räumboot) was built in the 1940s by Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard located in Lemwerder, Germany as a minesweeper or escort vessel for the Kriegsmarine.

And which served in the 8. Räumbootsflottille during the Second World War.

Career

1942
The R-boat R97 is commissioned.

1942
The R-boat R97 becomes operational with the 8. Räumbootsflottille.

13 June 1944
The R-boat R97 is sunk after being attacked by Allied aircraft using missiles, near Boulogne.
Position 50 44N 01 36E.

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Sources

German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
ISBN-10: 0851775330

German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
ISBN-10: 155750301X

German warships of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0668040378

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