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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

PiLB40 type personnel and vehicle landing craft (1941-1944)

PiLB201 1941

Names

PiLB201 - 227; PiLB251 - 265; PiLB301 - 335; PiLB351 - 492

Builders

Bodanwerft, Kressbronn: PiLB201 - 227

Rheinwerft, Walsum: PiLB251 - 258

Tritonwerft, Duisburg: PiLB259 - 265

Schimag, Mannheim: PiLB301 - 309

Bayerischer Schiffbau, Erlenbach: PiLB310 - 317, 332 - 335

Chr. Ruthof, Mainz: PiLB318 - 325

MAN, Gustavsburg: PiLB326 - 329

Ebert, Neckarsteinach: PiLB330, 331

Thomsen, Boizenburg: PiLB351 - 370

Kremer, Elmshorn: PiLB371 - 380

Aussiger Schiffswerft: PiLB381 - 392

Klotzwerft, Stettin: PiLB393 - 398

Scheel & Jöhnk, Hamburg: PiLB399

Schlesier Dampfer Co., Glogau: PiLB400 - 402

Born & Schütze, Thorn: PiLB403 - 407

Heyking, Danzig: PiLB408 - 412

Sachsenberg, Rosslau: PiLB413, 414

Sachsenberg, Haarlem: PiLB415, 416, 419 - 428, 433 - 474

Sachsenberg, Harburg: PiLB417

Sachsenberg, Paris: PiLB418, 429 - 432, 475 - 492

Commissioned

1941: PiLB201 - 212, 251 - 254, 259 - 265, 301 - 317, 321 - 335

1942: PiLB213 - 222, 255 - 258, 351 - 375, 381 - 441

1943: PiLB223 - 227, 318 - 320, 376 - 380, 463 - 468, 482 - 491

1944: PiLB442 - 462, 469 - 481, 492

Losses

PiLB202 (11/9/1941), PiLB210 (13/4/1942), PiLB211 (15/8/1943), PiLB212 (19/8/1943), PiLB213 (17/9/1944), PiLB214 (19/8/1943), PiLB251 (8/5/1943), PiLB252 (1944), PiLB256 (25/3/1943), PiLB258 (9/5/1943), PiLB259 (10/5/1943), PiLB260 (29/10/1944), PiLB263 (30/10/1944), PiLB264 (8/8/1944), PiLB302 (8/6/1943), PiLB315 (19/8/1943), PiLB316 (14/8/1943), PiLB319 (10/5/1944), PiLB363 (23/9/1944), PiLB376 (25/3/1944), PiLB379 (16/4/1944), PiLB386 (6/7/1944), PiLB391 (12/11/1943), PiLB392 (21/6/1944), PiLB402 (10/5/1943), PiLB410 (11/7/1944), PiLB412 (5/6/1944), PiLB413 (31/3/1944), PiLB425 (3/4/1944), PiLB464 (7/3/1944), PiLB482 (15/11/1943), PiLB485 (7/3/1944) and my be others

Transfers

Soviet Union: PiLB397 (28/11/1943)

United Kingdom: PiLB362 (2/9/1944), PiLB492 (16/9/1944)

Discarding

unknown

 

Displacement standard, t

30

Displacement full, t

50

Length, m

19.0

Breadth, m

5.93

Draught, m

0.75 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

MWM or Kaelble or Daimler-Benz or Saurer diesels

Power, h. p.

172 or 180 or 136 or 150

Max speed, kts

8 - 9.2

Fuel, t

diesel oil 1.5
Endurance, nm(kts) 415(8)

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 40 t of cargo or 150 men or 2 trucks
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; boats of 1940 and 1941 types could be used for transportation of Sturmboots (could carry 2-4 units).

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14