1944 to 9 August 1945
22 February 1944
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 R228 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 14.
during the Second World War.
And after the surrender of Germany was employed in the German Mine Sweeping Administration
(GMSA) which was controlled
by the allies.
The R-boat R228 is commissioned.
The R-boat R228 becomes operational with the 14.
The R-boat R228 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration
9 August 1945
The R-boat R228 is sunk after an on board explosion occurred
within the minesweeping equipment two crew casualties.
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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