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KRIEGSMARINE / GERMAN NAVY (GERMANY)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

FR1 and FR7 river minesweeping boats (1938-1939)

FR1 1938

Names

FR1 - 12

Builders

Lürssen, Vegesack

Commissioned

1938: FR1 - 6

1939: FR7 - 12

Losses

FR2 (26/10/1944), FR5 (5/1945), FR6 (6/9/1941), FR8 (5/1945), FR11 (7/10/1944), FR12 (11/10/1941)

Transfers

none

Discarding

surrendered 5/1945: FR1, FR3, FR4, FR7, FR9, FR10

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

FR1 - 6: 21

FR7 - 12: 27

Length, m

FR1 - 6: 15.4

FR7 - 12: 17.4

Breadth, m

3.30

Draught, m

FR1 - 6: 0.80

FR7 - 12: 0.85

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Kämper diesels

Power, h. p.

FR1 - 6: 260

FR7 - 12: 300

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

diesel oil 1.0

Armament

1 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, sweeps

Complement

9 - 10

Ship project history: Medium (Mittlere Räumboot, MR), small (Kleine Räumboot, KR) and river (Fluß-Räumboot, FR) R-boats were minesweeping boats for service on shallow-water and lake-river areas.

Modernizations: 1943, all survived: - 1 x 1 - 20/65; + 1 x 1 - 15/84, 1 x 1 - 13.2/76.

Naval service: No significant events.

FR1

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14