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MINE WARFARE SHIPS

RD101 minesweeping boats (1944-1945)

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
RD101 (ex-RDV101)   Baglietto, Varazze, Italy     11/1944 scuttled 24/4/1945
RD102 (ex-RDV102)   Baglietto, Varazze, Italy     --- // 1949 scuttled incomplete 24/4/1945, completed for Italy (DV111)
RD103 (ex-RDV103)   Baglietto, Varazze, Italy     --- // 1949 scuttled incomplete 24/4/1945, completed for Italy (DV112)
RD104 (ex-RDV104)   Baglietto, Varazze, Italy     --- // 1949 scuttled incomplete 24/4/1945, completed for Italy (DV114)
RD105 (ex-RDV105)   Baglietto, Varazze, Italy     --- // 1949 scuttled incomplete 24/4/1945, completed for Italy (DV115)
RD106 (ex-RDV106)   Baglietto, Varazze, Italy     --- scuttled incomplete 24/4/1945
RD107 (ex-RDV107)   Baglietto, Varazze, Italy     --- scuttled incomplete 24/4/1945
RD108 (ex-RDV108)   Baglietto, Varazze, Italy     --- scuttled incomplete 24/4/1945
RD109 (ex-RDV109)   Baglietto, Varazze, Italy     3/1944 scuttled 24/4/1945
RD110 (ex-RDV110)   Baglietto, Varazze, Italy     5/1944 sunk 3/6/1944
RD111 (ex-RDV111)   Baglietto, Varazze, Italy     9/1944 scuttled 24/4/1945
RD112 (ex-RDV112)   Baglietto, Varazze, Italy     1/1945 scuttled 24/4/1945
RD113 (ex-RDV113)   Baglietto, Varazze, Italy     --- // 9/1945 completed for Italy (DV113)
RD114 (ex-RDV114)   Baglietto, Varazze, Italy     --- BU incomplete 1945
RD115 (ex-RDV115) 1474 CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy     3/1945 sunk 16/3/1945
RD116 (ex-RDV116) 1475 CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy     1944 scuttled 2/5/1945
RD117 (ex-RDV117) 1476 CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy     --- BU incomplete 1945
RD118 (ex-RDV118) 1477 CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy     --- BU incomplete 1945
RD119 (ex-RDV119) 1478 CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy     --- BU incomplete 1945
RD120 (ex-RDV120) 1479 CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy     --- BU incomplete 1945
RD121 (ex-RDV121) 1480 CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy     --- BU incomplete 1945
RD122 (ex-RDV122) 1481 CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy     --- BU incomplete 1945
RD127 (ex-RDV127) 431 Celli, Venice, Italy     4/1945 demolished 30/4/1945
RD128 (ex-RDV128) 432 Celli, Venice, Italy     --- demolished incomplete 30/4/1945
RD129 (ex-RDV129) 433 Celli, Venice, Italy     --- demolished incomplete 30/4/1945
RD130 (ex-RDV130) 434 Celli, Venice, Italy     --- demolished incomplete 30/4/1945
RD131 (ex-RDV131) 435 Celli, Venice, Italy     --- // 1949 completed for Italy (DV121)
RD132 (ex-RDV132) 436 Celli, Venice, Italy     --- // 1949 completed for Italy (DV122)
RD133 (ex-RDV133) 437 Celli, Venice, Italy     --- // 1949 completed for Italy (DV123)
RD134 (ex-RDV134) 438 Celli, Venice, Italy     --- // 1949 completed for Italy (DV124)
RD135 (ex-RDV135)   OTO, Livorno, Italy     --- scuttled incomplete 4/1945
RD136 (ex-RDV136)   Picchiotti, Limite sul Arno, Italy     --- scuttled incomplete 4/1945
RD140 (ex-RDV140)   Picchiotti, Limite sul Arno, Italy     --- scuttled incomplete 4/1945
RD141 (ex-RDV141)   Soriente, Salerno, Italy   --- --- BU incomplete 1944
RD146 (ex-RDV146)   Soriente, Salerno, Italy   --- --- BU incomplete 1944
RD147 (ex-RDV147)   Costaguta, Genoa-Voltri, Italy   15/12/1944 --- scuttled incomplete 25/4/1945
RD148 (ex-RDV148)   Costaguta, Genoa-Voltri, Italy     --- // 1946 completed for Italy (DV148)
RD149 (ex-RDV149)   Costaguta, Genoa-Voltri, Italy     --- // 1945 completed for Italy (DV149)

 

Displacement standard, t

101

Displacement full, t

110

Length, m

34.0

Breadth, m

5.80

Draught, m

1.40 normal 1.50 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Isotta-Frascini petrol engines

RDV113, 149: 4 Fiat diesels

Power, h. p.

2300

RD113, 149: 2000

Max speed, kts

17

Fuel, t

petrol 10

RDV113, 149: diesel oil 10

Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(13)

Armament

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

Complement

24

Ship project history: Ships of RD series represented ex-Italian minesweeping boats of RDV type, development of VAS. They were captured on Italian shipyards in September, 1943 and finished for Kriegsmarine with Italian engines and armament. 14 more boats were completed after war for Italian Navy.

Modernizations: 1944 - 1945, some completed: AA artillery was strengthened.

Naval service: RD101, RD109, RD111 and RD112 were scuttled 24/4/1945 at Genoa. RD110 was damaged by Allied aircraft and ran aground 3/6/1944 at Bocca de Ceccina. RD115 was sunk by Allied aircraft 16/3/1945 at Monfalcone. RD116 was scuttled 2/5/1945 at Tagliamento. RD127 was destroyed by crew 30/4/1945 at Monfalcone.

RD101

 

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