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R40

R-boat




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Service Data

In Service: 1939 to 19 April 1943

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Schlichting-Werft, Travemünde
Construction No: 940
Laid down:
Launched: 5 May 1939
Commissioned: 1939

Technical Data

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

Displacement: 110 tons standard 126 tons full load
Length: 35.4 m
Beam: 5.55 m
Draft: 1.42 m
Propulsion: 2 × MWM RS 127 Su 6 × cylinder 4 stroke diesel engines producing up to 1,836 ehp
Propellers: 2 × Voith-Schneider
Speed: 23.5 knots
Range: 1,100 nautical miles at 15 knots
Crew: 35 men and officers
Armament:
1 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30 later
carried 1000 rounds
2 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 2000 rounds
10 mines
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Operators: Kriegsmarine
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History

The R40 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 3. Räumbootsflottille and 12. Räumbootsflottille during the Second World War.

Career

1939
The R-boat R40 is commissioned.

1939
The R-boat R40 becomes operational with the 3. Räumbootsflottille.

1942
The R-boat R40 becomes operational with the 12. Räumbootsflottille.

7 March 1943
The R-boat R40 is sunk after being hit by a mine, at 1912 hrs, near Boulonge.

1943
The R-boat R40 brought in to be cannibalised and broken up, and scrapped.

19 April 1943
The R-boat R40 is stricken from naval records.

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Sources

German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
ISBN-10: 0851775330

German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
ISBN-10: 155750301X

German warships of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0668040378

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