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"PiLB 40" type personnel and vehicle landing craft (1941 - 1944) (PILB201)


Ships


Names Builders Commissioned Losses Transfers Discarding

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

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

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

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

Soviet Union: PiLB397 (28/11/1943)

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

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Technical data


Displacement standard, t

30

Displacement full, t50
Length, m

19.0

Breadth, m

5.93

Draught, m

0.75 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 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, tdiesel 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 load40 t of cargo or 150 men or 2 trucks
Complement7


Standard scale images


<i>PiLB201</i> 1941
PiLB201 1941


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.