1944 to 1955
4 October 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 R264 R-boat (Räumboot) was built in the 1940s by Burmester
shipyard located in Swinemünde, Germany as a minesweeper or escort vessel for the Kriegsmarine.
And which served in the 16.
during World War II.
And after the surrender of Germany was employed in the German Mine Sweeping Administration
(GMSA) which was controlled
by the allies.
The R-boat R264 is commissioned.
The R-boat R264 becomes operational with the 16.
The R-boat R264 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration
27 November 1947
The R-boat R264 is seized as a prize of war by the USA.
29 June 1948
The R-boat R264 is transferred to A Zeiske Bremen, as the
motor vessel Ilse.
The Ilse is still operational at this time.
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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