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RA52  

Ships


Names Builders Commissioned Losses Transfers Discarding

RH1 (ex-MvI), 12.1940 - R201, 9.1941 - RA51, 4.1944 - G3181, 8.1944 - SM221

RH2 (ex-MvII), 12.1940 - R202, 10.1941 - RA52, 4.1944 - G3182, 8.1944 - SM222

RH3 (ex-MvIII), 12.1940 - R203, 11.1941 - RA53

RH4 (ex-MvIV), 12.1940 - R204, 12.1941 - RA54, 4.1944 - G3184; 8.1944 - SM224

RH5 (ex-MvXI), 12.1940 - R205, 1941 - RA55

R206 (ex-MvXII), 1941 - RA56, 4.1944 - G3183, 8.1944 - SM223

De Vries-Lentsch, Amsterdam: RH1-5, R206

8 - 12.1940: RH1-5, R206

SM221 (24.8.1944), SM222 (29.8.1944), RA53 (8/1941), SM224 (1944), RA55 (8/1941), SM223 (29.8.1944)

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Technical data


Displacement standard, t 
Displacement full, t

51

Length, m

22.0 wl 23.0 oa

Breadth, m

4.50

Draught, m

1.10 normal 1.30 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Kromhout diesels

Power, h. p.

220

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

diesel oil 6.0

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

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

Complement 


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RA52  


Project history


RA51 class were ex-Dutch minesweeping boats Mvl-IV, XI and XII. They were captured on slipways in 1940 and completed for Kriegsmarine. They originally received numbers RH1-6, 15.12.1940 renamed as R202-205 and in September — November, 1941 as RA51-56.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.