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"PiLf" type landing ferries (1941 - 1945)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
PiLF...              


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

"PiLF 41": 135

"PiLF 44": 140

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

"PiLF 41" Büssing: 25.3

"PiLF 41" Deutz: 26.7

"PiLF 44" Büssing: 29.0

"PiLF 44" Deutz: 28.9

Breadth, m

14.1

Draught, m

1.20 deep load

No of shafts

4

Machinery

"PiLF 41" Büssing: 4 Büssing diesels

"PiLF 41" Deutz: 4 Deutz diesels

"PiLF 44" Büssing: 4 Büssing diesels

"PiLF 44" Deutz: 4 Deutz diesels

Power, h. p.

"PiLF 41" Büssing: 360

"PiLF 41" Deutz: 480

"PiLF 44" Büssing: 360

"PiLF 44" Deutz: 480

Max speed, kts

"PiLF 41" Büssing: 7.6

"PiLF 41" Deutz: 8

"PiLF 44" Büssing: 10

"PiLF 44" Deutz: 10.5

Fuel, t

petrol 2.5

Endurance, nm(kts)440(6)
Armament

"PiLF 41": 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38

"PiLF 44": 1 x 1 - 50/57 PaK38 or 1 x 1 - 75/42 PaK40, 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38

Military load

65 - 100 t of cargo

Complement

12 - 29



Standard scale images



"Pionier-Landungsfähre 41" type ferry (partly armed)

"Pionier-Landungsfähre 44" type ferry (without armament)


Ship project history


Analogue of Siebel ferry, ordered by Army but built under Kriegsmarine control.

Modernizations


Many ferries were rearmed.

Naval service


Number of units and their fates are unknown.