1943 to April 1945
16 December 1943
1937-43 Type R-boat/Räumboot
140 tons standard 148 tons full load
2 × MWM RS 127 Su 6 × cylinder
4 stroke diesel engines producing up to 2,550 ehp
2 × Voith-Schneider
1,000 nautical miles at 15 knots
40 men and officers
1 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 1000 rounds
6 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 2000 rounds
The R224 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 10.
during World War II.
The R-boat R224 is commissioned.
The R-boat R224 becomes operational with the 10.
6 July 1944
The R-boat R224 is sunk due to sabotage, at Le Havre.
Position 49° 29N 00° 06E,
The R-boat R224 is refloated, repaired and recommissioned.
The R-boat R224 is sunk after being attacked by Allied aircraft,
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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