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R231

R-boat




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Service Data

In Service: 1944 to

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Burmester, Burg-Lesum
Construction No: 2814
Laid down:
Launched: 30 March 1944
Commissioned: 1944

Technical Data

Type: 1937-43 Type R-boat/Räumboot
Class: R25 Class

Displacement: 140 tons standard 148 tons full load
Length: 39.35 m
Beam: 5.72 m
Draft: 1.61 m
Propulsion: 2 × MWM RS 127 Su 6 × cylinder 4 stroke diesel engines producing up to 2,550 ehp
Propellers: 2 × Voith-Schneider
Speed: 22.5 knots
Range: 1,000 nautical miles at 15 knots
Crew: 40 men and officers
Armament:
1 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 1000 rounds
6 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 2000 rounds
12 mines
Armour
Aircraft:
Electronics:
Operators: Kriegsmarine
Variants:

Other: R-boats
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History

The R231 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. Räumbootsflottille during World War II.

Career

1944
The R-boat R231 is commissioned.

1944
The R-boat R231 becomes operational with the 14. Räumbootsflottille.

??
The R-boat R231 fate unknown.

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Sources

German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
ISBN-10: 0851775330

German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
ISBN-10: 155750301X

German warships of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0668040378

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