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R154

R-boat




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Service Data

In Service: 1940 to 1961

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Burmester, Burg-Lesum
Construction No: 2443
Laid down:
Launched: 13 September 1940
Commissioned: 1940

Technical Data

Type: 1937-43 Type R-boat/Räumboot
Class: R25 Class

Displacement: 110 tons standard 126 tons full load
Length: 35.4 m
Beam: 5.55 m
Draft: 1.5 m
Propulsion: 2 × MWM RS 127 Su 6 × cylinder 4 stroke diesel engines producing up to 1,800 ehp
Propellers: 2 × Voith-Schneider
Speed: 23.5 knots
Range: 1,100 nautical miles at 15 knots
Crew: 31 men and officers
Armament:
1 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30 later
carried 1000 rounds
2 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 2000 rounds
10 mines
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Operators: Kriegsmarine
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History

The R154 R-boat (Räumboot) was built in the 1940s by Burmester shipyard located in Burg-Lesum, Germany as a minesweeper or escort vessel for the Kriegsmarine.

And which served in the 7. Räumbootsflottille 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.

Career

1940
The R-boat R154 is commissioned.

1940
The R-boat R154 becomes operational with the 7. Räumbootsflottille.

1945
The R-boat R154 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration (GMSA).

1 December 1945
The R-boat R154 is seized as a prize of war by the Danish.

1945
The R-boat R154 is renamed MR154.

1951
The MR154 is renamed Asnas.

1961
The Asnas is transferred to N J Nomikos of Piraeus as the motor ferry, Arion.

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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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