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AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

PiLB39 type personnel landing craft (1940-1942)

PiLB2 1940

Names

PiLB1 - 24; PiLB51 - 70; PiLB91 - 128

Builders

Rolandwerft, Hemelingen / Bodanwerft, Kressbronn: PiLB1

Bodanwerft, Kressbronn: PiLB2 - 24

Meidericher Werft: PiLB51 - 54; PiLB66 - 68

Berninghaus, Köln: PiLB55 - 61

Berninghaus, Duisburg: PiLB62, 63

Bausch, Köln: PiLB64, 65

Übigau, Dresden: PiLB69, 70

Kremer, Elmshorn: PiLB91 - 100

Ruthof, Mainz: PiLB101 - 110

MAN, Gustavsburg: PiLB111 - 118

J. Braun, Speyer: PiLB119 - 122

Ebert, Neckarsteinach: PiLB123 - 126

Spatz, Germersheim: PiLB127, 128

Commissioned

1940: PiLB1 - 4

1941: PiLB5 - 19, 22, 51 - 70, 101, 102, 111 - 128

1942: PiLB20, 21, 23, 24, 103 - 110

Losses

PiLB91 - 100: cancelled

PiLB1 (1/1942), PiLB8 (1/6/1942), PiLB54 (18/5/1943), PiLB57 (17/8/1943), PiLB59 (7/8/1943), PiLB60 (16/10/1943), PiLB61 (13/8/1943), PiLB66 (17/5/1943), PiLB67 (15/8/1943), PiLB101 (11/8/1943), PiLB102 (6/5/1943), PiLB103 (9/7/1943), PiLB104 (6/5/1943), PiLB124 (6/5/1943), PiLB125 (6/5/1943) and m. b. others

Transfers

Soviet Union: PiLB63 (18/12/1943)

Discarding

unknown

 

Displacement standard, t

20

Displacement full, t

29

Length, m

15.00

Breadth, m

4.65

Draught, m

0.72 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

MWM or Daimler-Benz diesels

Power, h. p.

84 or 90

Max speed, kts

8

Fuel, t

diesel oil 1.6
Endurance, nm(kts) 390(7.5)

Armament

(1 - 2) x 1 - 7.9/79 or 1 x 1 - 20/65 C/38 or 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30 or 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38

Military load 20 t of cargo or 100 men
Complement 7

Ship project history: Engineer troops landing boats (Pionierlandungsboot) intended for transportation of troops and light vehicles. They were created on the basis of horse landing craft (Pferdboote) of WWI period. Boats were arranged by a bow ramp.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14