1940 to 5 October 1941
28 November 1940
1937-43 Type R-boat/Räumboot
110 tons standard 126 tons full load
2 × MWM RS 127 Su 6 × cylinder
4 stroke diesel engines producing up to 1,800 ehp
2 × Voith-Schneider
1,100 nautical miles at 15 knots
31 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 R158 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.
during World War II.
The R-boat R158 is commissioned.
The R-boat R158 becomes operational with the 7.
21 September 1941
The R-boat R158 is severely damaged, after colliding with
the minelayer Togo
(ex Otra), North of Hammerfest.
5 October 1941
The R-boat R158 is sunk whilst being towed back to port,
due to the severity of the damage caused after colliding with
a mine layer Togo
(ex Otra) on 21 September 1941.
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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