1944 to 16 November 1948
28 September 1944
1937-43 Type R-boat/Räumboot
140 tons standard 150 tons full load
2 × MWM RS 127 Su 6 × cylinder
4 stroke diesel engines producing up to 2,800 ehp
1,100 nautical miles at 15 knots
37 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
2 × 8.6 cm rocket launchers
The R401 R-boat (Räumboot) was built in the 1940s by Abeking
shipyard located in Lemwerder, 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 R401 is commissioned.
The R-boat R401 becomes operational with the 16.
The R-boat R401 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration
29 November 1947
The R-boat R401 is seized as a prize of war by the USA.
16 June 1948
The R-boat R401 is transferred to Behrendt & Schulte
of Bremen, as the motor vessel Koralle.
16 November 1948
The Koralle is transferred to W Schultz of Duisburg.
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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