1933 to 1945
1 November 1933
1930-33 Type R-boat/Räumboot
tons standard 43.5 tons full load
2 × Maybach 6 × cylinder 4
stroke diesel engines producing up to 750 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 R2 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
The R-boat R2 is commissioned.
The R-boat R2 is stricken from naval records.
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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