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R424

R-boat




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Service Data

In Service: 1945 to 1 February 1957

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen, Lemwerder
Construction No: 3906
Laid down:
Launched: 1 April 1945 ?
Commissioned: 1945

Technical Data

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

Displacement: 140 tons standard 150 tons full load
Length: 35.4 m
Beam: 5.55 m
Draft: 1.65 m
Propulsion: 2 × MWM RS 127 Su 6 × cylinder 4 stroke diesel engines producing up to 2,800 ehp
Propellers: 2
Speed: 25 knots
Range: 1,100 nautical miles at 15 knots
Crew: 37 men and officers
Armament:
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
12 mines
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Operators: Kriegsmarine
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History

The R424 R-boat (Räumboot) was built in the 1940s by Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard located in Lemwerder, Germany as a minesweeper or escort vessel for the Kriegsmarine.

And which served in the 16. Räumbootsflottille during the Second World War.

And after the capitulation of the Third Reich was employed in the German Mine Sweeping Administration (GMSA) which was controlled by the allies.

Career

1 April 1945 ?
The R-boat R424 is commissioned.

1945
The R-boat R424 becomes operational with the 16. Räumbootsflottille.

1945
The R-boat R424 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration (GMSA).

22 November 1947
The R-boat R424 is seized as a prize of war by the Danish.

1947
The R-boat R424 is renamed Roompot.

1 February 1957
The Roompot is sold, and broken up and scrapped.

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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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