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Service Data

In Service: 1944 to 22 December 1953

Production Data

Builder: Burmester, Burg-Lesum
Construction No: 2824
Laid down:
Launched: 20 June 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
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
Operators: Kriegsmarine

Other: R-boats


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. Räumbootsflottille and 17. Räumbootsflottille 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. Räumbootsflottille and 17. Räumbootsflottille.

The R-boat R241 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration (GMSA).

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.



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