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Service Data

In Service: 1944 to 31 July 1968

Production Data

Builder: Burmester, Swinemünde
Construction No: 3022
Laid down:
Launched: 21 November 1944
Commissioned: 1944

Technical Data

Type: 1937-43 Type R-boat/Räumboot
Class: R25 Class

Displacement: 140 tons standard 148 tons full load
Length: 39.35 m
Beam: 5.72 m
Draft: 1.61 m
Propulsion: 2 × MWM RS 127 Su 6 × cylinder 4 stroke diesel engines producing up to 2,550 ehp
Propellers: 2 × Voith-Schneider
Speed: 22.5 knots
Range: 1,000 nautical miles at 15 knots
Crew: 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
12 mines
Operators: Kriegsmarine

Other: R-boats


The R266 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. Räumbootsflottille during World War II.

And after the surrender of Germany was employed in the German Mine Sweeping Administration (GMSA) and United States Labour Service Unit B (LSU-B) which one controlled by the allies.


The R-boat R266 is commissioned.

The R-boat R266 becomes operational with the 16. Räumbootsflottille.

The R-boat R266 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration (GMSA).

27 November 1947
The R-boat R266 is seized as a prize of war by the USA.

10 April 1949
The R-boat R266 is transferred to E Wilk of Oldenburg, as the Rhine tug Rewo II.

15 September 1953
The Rewo II serves with the United States Labour Service Unit B (LSU-B) as the USN 152.

21 January 1957
The USN 152 is renamed to AT 1 whilst serving with the German Federal Navy (Bundesmarine).

15 February 1961
The AT 1 is stricken from naval records.

The AT 1 is transferred to ship security training group.

31 July 1968
The AT 1 is sunk after being destroyed by fire at Kiel naval arsenal.



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