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"PiLB 45" type small landing ships (PiLB45/I)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
PiLB45/I     Schimag, Mannheim 8/1944 --- --- BU incomplete 1945
PiLB43/II     Klotzwerft, Swinemünde 12/1944 --- --- BU incomplete 1945


Technical data


Displacement standard, t 
Displacement full, t 
Length, m

41.2

Breadth, m

8.23

Draught, m

1.31 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 Deutz diesels

Power, h. p.

500

Max speed, kts

10.2

Fuel, tdiesel oil
Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 75/42 PaK40, 1 x 1 - 37/69 FlaK M/42,  2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 1 - 86 R Ag M42/43 AA rocket launchers

Military load120 t of cargo
Complement28


Standard scale images


<i> PiLB45/I</i>
PiLB45/I


Ship project history


Pionierlandungboot (Engineers landing boat), could carry Tiger tanks. Both ships were captured by Allies on the stocks.