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R168

R-boat




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Service Data

In Service: 1941 to 1962

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Burmester, Burg-Lesum
Construction No: 2463
Laid down:
Launched: 29 May 1941
Commissioned: 1941

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 R168 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 after the surrender of Germany was employed in the German Mine Sweeping Administration (GMSA) which was controlled by the allies.

Career

1941
The R-boat R168 is commissioned.

1945
The R-boat R168 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration (GMSA).

19 November 1947
The R-boat R168 is seized as a prize of war by the British.

12 December 1949
The R-boat R168 is transferred to the Danish Navy and renamed MR148.

1951
The MR148 is renamed Lynaes.

1962
The Lynaes is broken up and scrapped.

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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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