Räumboot 56


Räumboot 56 was built at Schlicting in Travemünde in Germany as yard number 3409, and and launched in 1940 for the German Kriegsmarine. She was commissioned in late 1940 and assigned to 5.Räumbootsflottille that operated in Norway. She was attacked and sunk by Allied airplanes 8.December 1944 outside Mosterhavn. Salvaging was done on the wreck after the war by the Norwegian salvage company Høvding, but her hull was left untouched. The battered remains of her rest today at at Søra Breidvik and Langeneset on a depth of approximately 35 to 42 meter.

Former names:
R 56

134,9 x 19,0 x 5,2 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
160 displ  Travemünde ( D ) 1940 ( D )

59°40.401' N 5°19.144' E
( Source: Dykkepedia )

Picture: German Räumboot in Norway,date unknown
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