1943 to 1959
5 November 1943
1937-43 Type R-boat/Räumboot
150 tons standard 155 tons full load
2 × MWM 6 × cylinder 4 stroke
diesel engines producing up to 2,155 ehp
2 × Voith-Schneider
900 nautical miles at 15 knots
41 men and officers
1 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30 later
carried 1000 rounds
2 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 2000 rounds
The R130 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 the Second World War.
And after the surrender of Germany was employed in the German Mine Sweeping Administration
(GMSA) which was controlled
by the allies.
The R-boat R130 is commissioned.
The R-boat R130 becomes operational with the 8.
The R-boat R130 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration
26 November 1947
The R-boat R130 is seized as a prize of war by the USA.
18 June 1948
The R-boat R130 is transferred to the waterways and machinery
office at Minden, as the accommodation vessel VLSWO 232.
28 August 1954
The VLSWO 232 is renamed to Störtebeker and transferred
to Verden for use as a floating youth hostel
The Störtebeker is transferred to the Roland dockyard
at Bremen as an accommodation 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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