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4. Räumbootsflottille

R-boat flotilla




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History

The 4. Räumbootsflottille was formed in 1 April 1940 and was initially commanded by Hagen Küster, 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 4. Räumbootsflottille was disbanded in 1945.

Superior formations



Subordinate formations

R41
R42
R43 also served in 1. Räumbootsflottille
R44
R45
R46
R47
R48
R49
R50
R51
R52 also served in 1. Räumbootsflottille
R80
R83
R115 also served in 6. Räumbootsflottille
R120 also served in 1. Räumbootsflottille
R126
R128
R138 also served in 13. Räumbootsflottille
R143
R150 also served in 1. Räumbootsflottille
R218 also served in 10. Räumbootsflottille
R240 also served in 15. Räumbootsflottille
R243 also served in 15. Räumbootsflottille
R244 also served in 15. Räumbootsflottille
R245 also served in 15. Räumbootsflottille
R246 also served in 17. Räumbootsflottille
R255 also served in 15. Räumbootsflottille
R262 also served in 7. Räumbootsflottille
R274
R275
R290 also served in 17. Räumbootsflottille
R291

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Career

1 April 1940
The 4. Räumbootsflottille was formed.

1940
The 4. Räumbootsflottille was deployed for minesweeping and security duties around the North sea.

1940
The 4. Räumbootsflottille was deployed for minesweeping and security duties around the coastal waters off Holland and Belgium.

1943
The 4. Räumbootsflottille was deployed for minesweeping and security duties around the English channel.

1944
The 4. Räumbootsflottille was transferred to Norway and was based at Arendal.

1944
The 4. Räumbootsflottille was deployed for minesweeping and security duties around the coastal waters off Norway.

1945
The 4. Räumbootsflottille was disbanded.

Commanders

Sorry No Image Available Hagen Küster
Takes command on 1 April 1940
Ends command on July 1940


Sorry No Image AvailableWaldemar Holst
Takes command on July 1940
Ends command on August 1942


Sorry No Image AvailableEberhard Homeyer
Takes command on September 1942
Ends command on March 1943


Wilhelm Anhalt
Takes command on May 1943
Ends command on May 1945


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