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R10

R-boat




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Service Data

In Service: 1934 to 2 May 1945

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen, Lemwerder
Construction No: 2811
Laid down:
Launched: 9 May 1934
Commissioned: 1934

Technical Data

Type: 1930-33 Type R-boat/Räumboot
Class: R1 Class

Displacement: tons standard 52.5 tons full load
Length: 27.75 m
Beam: 4.38 m
Draft: 1.36 m
Propulsion: 2 × MWM RS 127 Su 6 × cylinder 4 stroke diesel engines producing up to 770 ehp
Propellers: 2 × Voith-Schneider
Speed: 19.8 knots
Range: 800 nautical miles at 13 knots
Crew: 18 men and officers
Armament:
1 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 2000 rounds
4 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30 later
carried 4000 rounds
10 mines
Armour
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Electronics:
Operators: Reichsmarine, Kriegsmarine
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History

The R10 R-boat (Räumboot) was built in the 1930s by Abeking & Rasmussen 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. Räumbootsflottille and 6. Räumbootsflottille during World War II.

Career

1934
The R-boat R10 is commissioned.

1939
The R-boat R10 becomes operational with the 5. Räumbootsflottille.

1941
The R-boat R10 becomes operational with the 6. Räumbootsflottille.

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.

May 1943
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 and R16.
Position 45 39N 13 06E.

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Sources

German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
ISBN-10: 0851775330

German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
ISBN-10: 155750301X

German warships of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0668040378

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