1944 to 1945
1 December 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 R409 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 8.
during World War II.
And after the surrender of Germany was employed in 25.
and the German Mine Sweeping Administration
(GMSA) which was controlled
by the allies.
The R-boat R409 is commissioned.
1944 between 1945
The R-boat R409 becomes operational with the 8.
The R-boat R409 becomes operational with the 25.
26 October 1945
The R-boat R409 is seized as a prize of war by the Russians.
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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