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R16

R-boat




R16 R-boat

Service Data

In Service: 1934 to 2 May 1945

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Schlichting-Werft, Travemünde
Construction No: 793
Laid down:
Launched: 23 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
Aircraft:
Electronics:
Operators: Reichsmarine, Kriegsmarine
Variants:

Other: R-boats
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History

The R16 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

Career

1934
The R-boat R16 is commissioned.

2 May 1945
The R-boat R16 becomes stranded in the Tallimento estuary and later sinks, along with R8 and R10.
Position 45° 39N 13° 09E.

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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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