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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

RA51 minesweeping boats (1940)

Names

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

Builders

De Vries-Lentsch, Amsterdam

Commissioned

8 - 12/1940

Losses

SM221 (24/8/1944), SM222 (29/8/1944), RA53 (8/1941), SM224 (1944), RA55 (8/1941), SM223 (29/8/1944)

Transfers

none

Discarding

none

 

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

Kromhout diesels

Power, h. p.

220

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

diesel oil 6.0

Armament

1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 3 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, sweeps

Complement

 

Ship 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.

RA52

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14