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"PiLB 39" type personnel landing craft (1940 - 1942) (PILB1)


Ships


Names Builders Commissioned Losses Transfers Discarding

PiLB1 - 24; PiLB51 - 70; PiLB91 - 128

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

1940: PiLB1 - 4

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

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

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

Soviet Union: PiLB63 (18/12/1943)

unknown



Technical data


Displacement standard, t

20

Displacement full, t29
Length, m

15.00

Breadth, m

4.65

Draught, m

0.72 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 MWM or Daimler-Benz diesels

Power, h. p.

84 or 90

Max speed, kts

8

Fuel, tdiesel 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 load20 t of cargo or 100 men
Complement7


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.