1942 to 1944
21 September 1942
1937-43 Type R-boat/Räumboot
110 tons standard 128 tons full load
2 × MWM RS 127 Su 6 × cylinder
4 stroke diesel engines producing up to 1,836 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 R208 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 3.
during World War II.
The R-boat R208 is commissioned.
The R-boat R208 becomes operational with the 3.
23 April 1944
The R-boat R208 is severely damaged after being attacked
by Allied aircraft, along with motor tug fritz, near Batta.
The R-boat R208 sinks due to the severity of the damage caused
by Allied aircraft on 23 April 1944.
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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