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Minesweepers, Auxiliaries and Miscellaneous
« on: January 18, 2021, 01:29:54 AM »
R-218 was the first of the final series of R-boats (R218 to R300 weighed 140 tons and were 39.2 meters long).

Built at Burmester, Burglesum, launched 24.07.1943. Torpedoed off Cap d'Antifer in English Channel 19.08.1944

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Re: Minesweepers, Auxiliaries ans Miscellaneous
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2021, 02:13:17 AM »
Technically wouldn't the Indonesian Pulau Rau class be the final series of R-boats.  They were built 1954-57 and only retired in 1974.

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Re: Minesweepers, Auxiliaries ans Miscellaneous
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2021, 03:59:51 AM »
Technically wouldn't the Indonesian Pulau Rau class be the final series of R-boats.  They were built 1954-57 and only retired in 1974.
 

Wasn't even aware of them.

I thought the last usage was the Cypriot Civil War.   

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaethon_(patrol_boat)

Phaethon under air attack (sunk 8 August 1964 near Xeros by Turkish aircraft).


Arion (sunk 14 August 1974 by own crew at Naval Base "Chrysulis")
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Re: Minesweepers, Auxiliaries ans Miscellaneous
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2021, 06:17:42 AM »
R-218 was the first of the final series of R-boats (R218 to R300 weighed 140 tons and were 39.2 meters long).

Built at Burmester, Burglesum, launched 24.07.1943. Torpedoed off Cap d'Antifer in English Channel 19.08.1944



The Räumbootes were designed as small minesweepers, not high-speed torpedo, patrol or attack boats.
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Re: Minesweepers, Auxiliaries and Miscellaneous
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2021, 02:30:19 AM »
One I was not aware of until today:  The Indonesian Navy KRI Klewang-class fast attack craft:




Unfortunately, it was destroyed back in 2012 only weeks after being launched:




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Re: Minesweepers, Auxiliaries and Miscellaneous
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2021, 11:47:04 AM »
You have to wonder who was afraid of it that much.

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Re: Minesweepers, Auxiliaries and Miscellaneous
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2021, 08:01:39 PM »
You have to wonder who was afraid of it that much.

Austal?

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Re: Minesweepers, Auxiliaries and Miscellaneous
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2021, 01:56:32 PM »
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Re: Minesweepers, Auxiliaries and Miscellaneous
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2021, 02:15:42 PM »
You have to wonder who was afraid of it that much.


Nobody, it burned up while being fitted out. The company that built it was setup by a couple
of Swedes and it was designed in concert with a naval architecture firm in New Zealand.

There was no skilled labour base so flat panel design for the all composite construction was
a given.

The Kiwi NA firm:
http://www.lomocean.com/projects/cutting+edge
http://www.lomocean.com/projects/defence
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Re: Minesweepers, Auxiliaries and Miscellaneous
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2021, 03:41:56 PM »
You have to wonder who was afraid of it that much.

Austal?

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Apart from hating competition on trimarans, Austal also has experience in highly flammable (well actually meltable) patrol boats.

https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/navy-patrol-boat-hmas-bundaberg-catches-fire-while-undergoing-refit-at-hemmant-shipyard/news-story/db2e76f21bbd4568cc791d537c43642d

No great loss as the classes structural issues are so severe that burning to the ground (or waterline) actually makes very little difference to their capability or longevity.

Not saying Austal's political connections, rather than their performance, is what continues to get them contracts, but......

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Re: Minesweepers, Auxiliaries and Miscellaneous
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2021, 07:47:26 AM »
I wonder how long this one will last.  ;D

I have some serious doubts about the ‘stealth’ claims.
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Re: Minesweepers, Auxiliaries and Miscellaneous
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2021, 09:38:24 AM »
Such pollution  :o      EPA would be on them like flies on dodo.