1944 to 1 February 1957
9 December 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 R252 R-boat (Räumboot) was built in the 1940s by Burmester
shipyard located in Swinemünde, Germany, originally built
for the Romanian Navy.
And which served in the 13.
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 R252 is commissioned.
The R-boat R252 becomes operational with the 13.
The R-boat R252 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration
22 November 1947
The R-boat R252 is seized as a prize of war by the Danish.
The R-boat R251 is renamed Stortemelk.
1 February 1957
The Stortemelk 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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