1933 to 13 August 1943
29 September 1933
1930-33 Type R-boat/Räumboot
tons standard 46.6 tons full load
2 × Linke-Hoffmann 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 R6 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 R6 is commissioned.
The R-boat R6 becomes operational with the 5.
The R-boat R6 becomes operational with the 6.
13 August 1943
The R-boat R6 is attacked and sunk by an Allied aircraft
attack off Civitavecchia.
Position 42° 02N 11° 35N, 3 crew lost.
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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