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KRIEGSMARINE ESCORT BOATS
(Geleitboote, Flottenbegleiter)

Kriegsmarine Escort Boats
The 1st Escort Flotilla in Hamburg before the war.

In 1940, F2, F4, F7, F8, and F10 were fitted as torpedo recovery boats.

TECHNICAL DATA

Displacement: standard 712 mt, full load 1,028 mt.

Dimensions: Waterline length 73.5 m, overall length 75.94 m, beam 8.8 m, maximum draft 3.24 m, depth 4.55 m.

Armament:

  • 2 x 10.5cm/L45
  • 4 x 37cm/L83
  • 2 x 2cm/L65

    Fire control: 2 x 3-m rangefinders.

    Radar equipment: None.

    Propulsion plant: 2 La Mont or Velox-Benson boilers, 2 Brown-Boveri turbines, 14,000 hp.

    Speed: 27-28 knots.

    Endurance: 1,500 nm at 20 knots.

    Fuel capacity: 216 mt.

    Crew: 121.

    Fleet Escorts
    Name Builder Laid Down Launched Commd. Fate
    F1 Germaniawerft,
    Kiel
    02.08.1934 01.03.1935 15.12.1935 To USA 1945
    To France 1947
    F2 Germaniawerft,
    Kiel
    07.08.1934 02.04.1935 27.02.1936 To Britain 1945
    F3 Germaniawerft,
    Kiel
    22.08.1934 01.06.1935 07.03.1936 Bombed in Kiel
    05.05.1945
    F4 Germaniawerft,
    Kiel
    22.08.1934 02.07.1935 05.04.1936 To Britain 1945
    F5 Germaniawerft,
    Kiel
    06.09.1934 14.08.1935 01.05.1936 Mined in the Baltic
    29.01.1945
    F6 Germaniawerft,
    Kiel
    06.09.1934 01.10.1935 25.05.1936 Sunk in Wilhelmshaven
    30.03.1945
    F7 Blohm & Voss,
    Hamburg
    10.01.1935 25.05.1936 15.02.1937 To USSR 1945
    F8 Blohm & Voss,
    Hamburg
    29.01.1935 27.07.1936 08.04.1937 To Britain 1945
    F9 Kriegsmarinewerft,
    Wilhelmshaven
    12.11.1934 11.05.1936 21.08.1937 Torpedoed near Heligoland
    14.12.1939
    F10 Kriegsmarinewerft,
    Wilhelmshaven
    12.11.1934 11.05.1936 12.03.1938 To USA 1945



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