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RA3 minesweeping boats (1942 - 1943)


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Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
RA3 (ex-Ch17)     Ch de la Méditerranée, Le Havre     4.1943 surrendered 5.1945, to France 5.1945
RA4 (ex-Ch18)     Ch Nav. de Normandie, Fécamp     10.1942 scuttled 16.8.1944
RA5 (ex-Ch19)     Ch Nav. de Normandie, Fécamp   --- 1946 // --- completed for France (Ch705)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

107

Displacement full, t

137

Length, m

37.1

Breadth, m

5.66

Draught, m

1.95

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 MAN diesels

Power, h. p.

1836

Max speed, kts

15.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 5.5

Endurance, nm(kts)1200(9)
Armament

1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 3 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, mechanical minesweeping gear

Complement

39



Standard scale images


<i>RA3</i> 1943
RA3 1943


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Project history


RA1 and RA3 classes represented former French submarine chasers of Ch41 (Ch44-48) and Ch5 (Ch17-19) classes, captured on slipways in 1940 and completed for Kriegsmarine. Differed with a hull structure: RA1 had wooden hulls, RA3 had steel ones.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


RA4 was scuttled 16.8.1944 at Paris.