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HANS ROLSHOVEN seaplane tender (1938)

Hans Rolshoven 1940

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Hans Rolshoven K41 697 Norderwerft Köser & Meyer, Hamburg   20/2/1937 9/2/1938 sunk 2/10/1942

 

Displacement standard, t

985

Displacement full, t

1168

Length, m

76.2

Breadth, m

10.6

Draught, m

3.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 MAN diesels

Power, h. p.

8800

Max speed, kts

21

Fuel, t

diesel oil 125

Endurance, nm(kts) 3800(16)

Armament

2 x 1 - 20/65 C/30, 3 seaplanes (He 60, Do 18, He 114)

Complement

63

 

Ship project history: Depot ship for maintenance and repair of seaplanes on far basing points. Can carry up to three seaplanes which took places on a quarterdeck and were handled by 10t gantry, moved on rails.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Hans Rolshoven was sunk 1/10/1942 on a mine at Bornholm, salvaged in July, 1943 and in March, 1945 sunk again by British bomers at Sassnitz.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14