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"PiLB 43" type small landing ships (1944) (PILB43/I)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
PiLB43/I     Bodanwerft, Kressbronn     2/1944 sunk 6/5/1945
PiLB43/II     Bodanwerft, Kressbronn     4/1944 sunk 4/1945


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

145

Displacement full, t225
Length, m

35.5

Breadth, m

8.60

Draught, m

0.92 - 1.09 deep load

No of shafts

PiLB43/I: 3

PiLB43/II:2

Machinery

PiLB43/I: 3 Deutz diesels

PiLB43/II:2 Deutz diesels

Power, h. p.

PiLB43/I: 360

PiLB43/II: 240

Max speed, kts

PiLB43/I: 8.3

PiLB43/II: 6

Fuel, tdiesel oil
Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 75/42 PaK40 or 1 x 24 - 82 rocket launcher; 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38

Military load100 t of cargo or 250 men
Complement 


Standard scale images


<i>PiLB43/II </i>1945
PiLB43/II 1945


Ship project history


Pionierlandungsboot (Engineering troops landing boat). Ships were built from parts of MAL39 and MAL40 respectively.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


PiLB43/I was sunk by Soviet MTB 6/5/1945, PiLB43/II by Soviet bombers in April, 1945.