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"PiLB 41" type personnel and vehicle landing craft (1942 - 1945) (PILB501)


Ships


Names Builders Commissioned Losses Transfers Discarding

PiLB501 - 530; PiLB531, 1946 - LCM531; PiLB532 - 655

Bodanwerft, Kressbronn: PiLB501 - 545

Kremer, Elshorn: PiLB546 - 560, 596 - 625

Heyking, Danzig: PiLB561 - 570, 626 - 635

Aussiger Schiffswerft: PiLB571 - 576, 636 - 655

Braun, Speyer: PiLB577 - 583

Weichselwerft, Schröttersburg: PiLB584 - 589

Schlesier Dampfer-Co., Glogau: PiLB590 - 595

1942: PiLB501 - 504

1943: PiLB505 - 514

1944: PiLB515 - 532, 546 - 552

1945: PiLB533 - 535, 553, 554, 557, 558, 561 - 565

cancelled: PiLB542 - 545, 555, 556, 559, 560, 596 - 655

incomplete: PiLB566 - 595

completed for France: PiLB536 (Constance I, 11/1945), PiLB537 - 540 (Constance II - V, 1946)

completed mercantile: PiLB541 (1946)

PiLB507 (25/3/1944), PiLB508 (31/3/1944), PiLB510 (9/4/1944), PiLB511 (25/3/1944), PiLB512 (7/9/1944), PiLB514 (31/3/1944), PiLB515 (31/3/1944), PiLB516 (31/3/1944), PiLB554 (16/4/1945), PiLB562 (20/4/1945) and may be others

United Kingdom: PiLB506 (16/9/1944)

Switzerland: PiLB535 (23/4/1945, interned)

unknown



Technical data


Displacement standard, t

34

Displacement full, t71
Length, m

19.7

Breadth, m

5.70

Draught, m

1.00 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 MWM or Kaelble or Deutz or Vomag or Saurer diesels

Power, h. p.

220 - 240

Max speed, kts

10.8

Fuel, tdiesel oil 1.1
Endurance, nm(kts)260(10)
Armament

(1 - 3) 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>PiLB501</i> 1942
PiLB501 1942


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). After war 6 boats of 1941 type were completed for France.

Modernizations


nNone.

Naval service


No significant events.