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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

MR1 minesweeping boats (1938-1942)

MR1 1938

Names

MR1 - 4, 7

Builders

Abeking & Rasmussen, Lemwerder: MR1 - 4

Roland-Werft, Hemelingen: MR7

Commissioned

1938: MR1 - 4

1942: MR7

Losses

MR7 (6/6/1944)

Transfers

none

Discarding

1938: MR1 - 4

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

23

Length, m

17.1 wl 18.5 oa

Breadth, m

4.20

Draught, m

1.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

MR1 - 4: Kämper diesels

MR7: Daimler-Benz diesels

Power, h. p.

350

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 450(18)

Armament

2 x 1 - 7.9/79, 6 DC, sweeps

Complement

MR1 - 4: 6

MR7: 8

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: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14