1944 to 1945
30 August 1944
1942 Type R-boat/Räumboot
175 tons standard 177 tons full load
3 × MWM RS 127 Su 6 × cylinder
4 stroke diesel engines producing up to 3,825 ehp
716 nautical miles at 20 knots
42 men and officers
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
The R312 R-boat (Räumboot) was built in the 1940s by Abeking
shipyard located in Lemwerder, Germany as an escort or minesweeper vessel for the Kriegsmarine.
And which served in the 21.
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.
The R-boat R312 is commissioned.
The R-boat R312 becomes operational with the 21.
The R-boat R312 serves with the German Mine Sweeping Administration
17 November 1945
The R-boat R312 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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