1939 to 19 April 1943
5 May 1939
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
35 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 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.
during the Second World War.
The R-boat R40 is commissioned.
The R-boat R40 becomes operational with the 3.
The R-boat R40 becomes operational with the 12.
7 March 1943
The R-boat R40 is sunk after being hit by a mine, at 1912
hrs, near Boulonge.
The R-boat R40 brought in to be cannibalised and broken up,
19 April 1943
The R-boat R40 is stricken from naval records.
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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