1934 to 16 April 1945
3 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 R15 R-boat (Räumboot) was built in the 1930s by Schlichting-Werft
shipyard located in Travemünde, Germany as a minesweeper or Escort vessel for the Reichsmarine which became later known as the Kriegsmarine
The R-boat R15 is commissioned.
12 August 1944
The R-boat R15 is sunk after colliding with S629 due to the
severity of the damage while entering Sebenico harbour.
The R-boat R15 is refloated and undergoes a refit.
The R-boat R15 is recommissioned.
16 April 1945
The R-boat R15 is engaged by the Royal Navy's torpedo boats
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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