1944 to 1945
24 June 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 R143 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 4.
during the Second World War.
The R-boat R143 is commissioned.
The R-boat R143 becomes operational with the 4.
The R-boat R143 is seized as a prize of war by the British.
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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