1944 to 1945
22 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 R254 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 25.
and the German Mine Sweeping Administration
(GMSA) which was controlled
by the allies.
The R-boat R254 is commissioned.
The R-boat R254 becomes operational with the 15.
The R-boat R254 becomes operational with the 25.
The R-boat R254 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration
26 October 1945
The R-boat R254 is seized as a prize of war by the Russians.
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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