1934 to 2 May 1945
9 May 1934
1930-33 Type R-boat/Räumboot
tons standard 52.5 tons full load
2 × MWM RS 127 Su 6 × cylinder
4 stroke diesel engines producing up to 770 ehp
2 × Voith-Schneider
800 nautical miles at 13 knots
18 men and officers
1 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 2000 rounds
4 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30 later
carried 4000 rounds
The R10 R-boat (Räumboot) was built in the 1930s by Abeking
shipyard located in Lemwerder, Germany as a minesweeper or Escort vessel for the Reichsmarine which became later known as the Kriegsmarine
And which served in the 5.
during World War II.
The R-boat R10 is commissioned.
The R-boat R10 becomes operational with the 5.
The R-boat R10 becomes operational with the 6.
24 March 1943
The R-boat R10 is sunk due to an explosion aboard SS Umbrino,
after an Allied aircraft attack at Ferryville.
Position 37° 09N 09° 49E.
The R-boat R10 is refloated and refitted with new engines.
12 November 1944
The R-boat R10 is recommissioned.
2 May 1945
The R-boat R10 becomes stranded in the Taglimento estuary
and later sinks, along with R8
Position 45° 39N 13° 06E.
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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