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R304

R-boat




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Service Data

In Service: 1943 to 6 September 1944

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen, Lemwerder
Construction No: 3623
Laid down:
Launched: 15 September 1943
Commissioned: 1943

Technical Data

Type: 1942 Type R-boat/Räumboot
Class: R301 Class

Displacement: 175 tons standard 177 tons full load
Length: 41.04 m
Beam: 6 m
Draft: 1.88 m
Propulsion: 3 × MWM RS 127 Su 6 × cylinder 4 stroke diesel engines producing up to 3,825 ehp
Propellers: 3
Speed: 23.5 knots
Range: 716 nautical miles at 20 knots
Crew: 42 men and officers
Armament:
1 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 2000 rounds
7 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 4500 rounds
2 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes
2 × 8.6 cm rocket launcher
1 × 6 cm rocket launcher
16 mines
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Operators: Kriegsmarine
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History

The R304 R-boat (Räumboot) was built in the 1940s by Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard located in Lemwerder, Germany as an escort or minesweeper vessel for the Kriegsmarine.

And which served in the 21. Räumbootsflottille during the Second World War.

Career

1943
The R-boat R304 is commissioned.

1943
The R-boat R304 becomes operational with the 21. Räumbootsflottille.

6 September 1944
The R-boat R304 is sunk after hitting a mine, at 0130 hrs, off Egeroy.
Position 58 25N 05 57E.

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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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