1938 to 1948
3 August 1938
1937-43 Type R-boat/Räumboot
110 tons standard 126 tons full load
2 × MWM RS 127 Su 6 × cylinder
4 stroke diesel engines producing up to 1,836 ehp
2 × Voith-Schneider
1,100 nautical miles at 15 knots
20 men and officers
1 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30 later
carried 1000 rounds
2 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 2000 rounds
The R26 R-boat (Räumboot) was built in the 1930s by Schlichting-Werft
shipyard located in Travemünde, Germany as a minesweeper or escort vessel for the Kriegsmarine.
And which served in the 2.
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 R26 is commissioned.
The R-boat R26 becomes operational with the 2.
The R-boat R26 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration
1 December 1945
The R-boat R26 is seized as a prize of war by the Danish.
The R-boat R26 is cannibalised 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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