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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

PiLB43 type small landing ships (1944)

PiLB43/II 1945

Name 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

 

Displacement standard, t

145

Displacement full, t

225

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

Deutz diesels

Power, h. p.

PiLB43/I: 360

PiLB43/II: 240

Max speed, kts

PiLB43/I: 8.3

PiLB43/II: 6

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Armament

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

Military load 100 t of cargo or 250 men
Complement  

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.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14