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R187

R-boat




R187 R-boat

Service Data

In Service: 1942 to 2 May 1945

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Burmester, Burg-Lesum
Construction No: 2507
Laid down:
Launched: 29 May 1942
Commissioned: 1942

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 R187 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 6. Räumbootsflottille during the Second World War.

Career

1942
The R-boat R187 is commissioned.

1942
The R-boat R187 becomes operational with the 6. Räumbootsflottille.

23 February 1944
The R-boat R187 is severely damaged after being attacked by Allied aircraft, near Rogoznica one crew member killed.

26 February 1944
The R-boat R187 is sunk after being attacked by Allied aircraft, whilst in Pola harbour.

1944
The R-boat R187 is refloated and undergoes repairs.

2 May 1945
The R-boat R187 is stranded in Tagliamento estuary.

1945
The R-boat R187 is seized as a prize of war by the Yugoslavians.

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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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