1944 to 1951
29 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 R229 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 World War II.
And after the capitulation of the Third Reich was employed in the German Mine Sweeping Administration
(GMSA) which was controlled
by the allies.
The R-boat R229 is commissioned.
The R-boat R229 becomes operational with the 14.
The R-boat R229 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration
3 September 1945
The R-boat R229 is seized as a prize of war by the Danish.
The R-boat R229 is renamed MR229.
The MR229 is broken up and scrapped.
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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