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13. Räumbootsflottille

R-boat flotilla




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History

The 13. Räumbootsflottille was formed in 15 November 1943 and was initially commanded by Georg Schulze, this flotilla was made up of the following 1937-43 Type R-boats and was deployed for minesweeping and security duties.

After the war had ended the 13. Räumbootsflottille was deployed for minesweeping by the The German Mine Sweeping Administration (GMSA) and later was transferred to The United States Labour Service (LSU).

The surviving vessels from 13. Räumbootsflottille was handed over to the German Federal Navy (Bundesmarine) in 1957.

Superior formations



Subordinate formations

R132
R133
R134
R135
R136
R137
R138 also served in 4. Räumbootsflottille
R139
R140
R141
R142
R144
R177 also served in 10. Räumbootsflottille
R252

Nordsee

Career

15 November 1943
The 13. Räumbootsflottille was formed.

1943
The 13. Räumbootsflottille was deployed for minesweeping and security duties in the North sea.

1945
The 13. Räumbootsflottille was deployed for minesweeping by the The German Mine Sweeping Administration (GMSA).

1949
The 13. Räumbootsflottille was transferred to The United States Labour Service (LSU)

1957
The surviving vessels from 13. Räumbootsflottille was handed over to the German Federal Navy (Bundesmarine).

Commanders

Sorry No Image Available Georg Schulze
Takes command on 15 November 1943
Ends command on April 1944


Sorry No Image AvailableWendelin Eizinger
Takes command on April 1944
Ends command on May 1945


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