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1. Räumbootsflottille

R-boat flotilla




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History

The 1. Räumbootsflottille was formed in 1937 and was initially under the command of Karl Bergelt, this flotilla was made up of the following 1934 Type, 1936-42 Type and 1937-43 Type R-boats and was deployed for minesweeping and security duties.

After the war had ended the 1. Räumbootsflottille was deployed for minesweeping by the The German Mine Sweeping Administration (GMSA) in the Baltic sea.

Superior formations



Subordinate formations

R17
R18
R19
R20
R21
R22
R23
R24
R43 also served in 4. Räumbootsflottille
R52 also served in 4. Räumbootsflottille
R65 also served in 25. Räumbootsflottille
R66
R67
R68
R69
R70
R71 also served in 17. Räumbootsflottille
R72
R73
R74 also served in 2. Räumbootsflottille
R75
R76
R106
R119
R120 also served in 4. Räumbootsflottille
R127
R128 also served in 4. Räumbootsflottille
R145
R150 also served in 4. Räumbootsflottille
R249 also served in 17. Räumbootsflottille
R259 also served in 14. Räumbootsflottille
R260
R268

Nettelbeck
Nordpol

Career

1937
The 1. Räumbootsflottille was formed.

September 1939
The 1. Räumbootsflottille was deployed for minesweeping and security duties around the Danzig Bay.

1939
The 1. Räumbootsflottille was deployed for minesweeping and security duties in the North sea and the Baltic sea.

1940
The 1. Räumbootsflottille was deployed for minesweeping and security duties around the coastal waters of Norway.

June 1941
The 1. Räumbootsflottille was deployed for minesweeping and security duties in the Baltic sea to aid the Russian campaign.

1942
The 1. Räumbootsflottille was deployed for minesweeping and security duties in the Gulf of Finland.

1945
The 1. Räumbootsflottille was deployed for minesweeping by the The German Mine Sweeping Administration (GMSA) in the Baltic sea.

Commanders

Karl Bergelt
Takes command on October 1937
Ends command on October 1939


Sorry No Image AvailableWalter Berger
Takes command on October 1939
Ends command on November 1939


Sorry No Image AvailableGustav Forstmann
Takes command on December 1939
Ends command on March 1942


Sorry No Image AvailableClaus Henning von Grumbkow
Takes command on March 1942
Ends command on March 1942


Sorry No Image AvailableErich Klünder
Takes command on April 1942
Ends command on September 1943


Sorry No Image AvailableWalter-Erich Schneider
Takes command on September 1943
Ends command on July 1944


Sorry No Image AvailableCarl Hoff
Takes command on July 1944
Ends command on 1947


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