1938 to 13 November 1944
27 October 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 R32 R-boat (Räumboot) was built in the 1930s by Abeking
shipyard located in Lemwerder, Germany as a minesweeper or escort vessel for the Kriegsmarine.
And which served in the 2.
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 R32 is commissioned.
The R-boat R32 becomes operational with the 2.
The R-boat R32 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration
13 November 1944
The R-boat R32 is sunk after being attacked by Allied aircraft,
Position 58° 26N 06° 00E.
The R-boat R32 is refloated and undergoes refit, and recommissioned.
1 December 1945
The R-boat R32 is seized as a prize of war by the Danish.
The R-boat R32 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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