1944 to 22 December 1953
20 June 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 R241 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 15.
during the Second World War.
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 R241 is commissioned.
1944 between 1945
The R-boat R241 becomes operational with the 15.
The R-boat R241 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration
22 November 1947
The R-boat R241 is seized as a prize of war by the USA.
27 May 1948
The R-boat R241 is transferred to J A Reinecke of Hamburg,
as a workshop, engines removed and utilised in the tankers
Alsen and Fehmarn.
22 May 1951
The R-boat R241 is sold to E Kohse of Heilbronn, for conversion
to a sauna vessel.
22 December 1953
The R-boat R241 is sold to H Budde & Co of Bremen to
be 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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