1942 to 2 May 1945
29 May 1942
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 R187 R-boat (Räumboot) was built in the 1940s by
shipyard located in Burg-Lesum, Germany as a minesweeper or
escort vessel for the Kriegsmarine.
And which served in the 6.
during the Second World War.
The R-boat R187 is commissioned.
The R-boat R187 becomes operational with the 6.
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.
The R-boat R187 is refloated and undergoes repairs.
2 May 1945
The R-boat R187 is stranded in Tagliamento estuary.
The R-boat R187 is seized as a prize of war by the Yugoslavians.
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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