1944 to 1 February 1957
8 September 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 R246 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 4.
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 R246 is commissioned.
1944 between 1945
The R-boat R246 becomes operational with the 4.
The R-boat R246 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration
29 November 1947
The R-boat R246 is seized as a prize of war by the Danish.
The R-boat R246 is renamed Schiermonnikoog.
1 February 1957
The Schiermonnikoog is sold, and 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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