1944 to 18 July 1944
21 April 1944
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 R139 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 13.
during World War II.
The R-boat R139 is commissioned.
The R-boat R139 becomes operational with the 13.
18 July 1944
The R-boat R139 is sunk after being attacked by Allied aircraft,
resulting in an explosion within the munitions chamber, at
2316 hours, off Norderney.
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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