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2. Räumbootsflottille

R-boat flotilla




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History

The 2. Räumbootsflottille was formed in 1938 and was initially commanded by Gerhard von Kamptz, this flotilla was made up of the following 1936-42 Type and 1937-43 Type R-boats and was deployed for minesweeping and security duties.

The 2. Räumbootsflottille was disbanded after the Allied invasion of France but was soon reformed under the command of Hans-Joachim Merks. And after Germany's surrender the flotilla was used in mine clearing duties.

After the war had ended the 2. Räumbootsflottille was deployed for minesweeping by the The German Mine Sweeping Administration (GMSA).

Superior formations



Subordinate formations

R25
R26
R27
R28
R29
R30 also served in 30. Räumbootsflottille
R31
R32
R74 also served in 1. Räumbootsflottille
R77
R84
R86
R113 also served in 5. Räumbootsflottille and 8. Räumbootsflottille
R114
R116
R125
R129
R169

R412 also served in 9. Räumbootsflottille
R413 also served in 9. Räumbootsflottille
R414 also served in 9. Räumbootsflottille
R415 also served in 9. Räumbootsflottille
R416 also served in 9. Räumbootsflottille
R417 also served in 9. Räumbootsflottille

Brommy

Career

1938
The 2. Räumbootsflottille was formed.

April 1940
The 2. Räumbootsflottille was deployed for minesweeping and security duties around the coastal waters of Norway.

15 August 1944
The 2. Räumbootsflottille was disbanded after the Allied invasion of France.

15 January 1945
The 2. Räumbootsflottille was reformed.

1945
The 2. Räumbootsflottille was deployed for minesweeping by the The German Mine Sweeping Administration (GMSA).

Commanders

Sorry No Image Available Gerhard von Kamptz
Takes command on November 1938
Ends command on January 1941


Sorry No Image AvailableHans John
Takes command on February 1941
Ends command on June 1941


Jost Brökelmann
Takes command on June 1941
Ends command on November 1942


Sorry No Image AvailableGeorg Pinkepank
Takes command on December 1942
Ends command on August 1944


Sorry No Image AvailableHans-Joachim Merks
Takes command on 15 January 1945
Ends command on December 1945


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