F8

CountryGermany
Ship ClassF-class Destroyer Escort
Builder NameBlohm und Voss
Yard Number499
Ordered17 May 1934
Laid Down29 Jan 1935
Launched27 Jul 1936
Commissioned8 Apr 1937
Displacement1,028 tons standard
Length249 feet
Beam29 feet
Draft11 feet
MachineryTwo geared turbines, two shafts
Power Output16,993 SHP
Speed28 knots
Range1,700nm at 13 knots
Crew117
Armament2x10.5cm L/45 guns, 4x3.7cm L/83 guns, 2x2cm anti-aircraft guns, depth charge launchers

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ww2dbaseFleet escort ship F8 was commissioned into service in 1937. Days after the outbreak of the European War, she was transferred from the Baltic Sea to the German archipelago of Helgoland for escort and minelaying duties. In Apr 1940, she was transferred to the 25th Submarine Flotilla as a torpedo recovery vessel. From 1940 until Mar 1945, she served as a submarine training vessel. After the war, she was taken over by the United States. She was scrapped in 1950.

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Destroyer Escort F8 Interactive Map

F8 Operational Timeline

17 May 1934 The order for fleet escort ship F8 was placed.
29 Jan 1935 The keel of fleet escort ship F8 was laid down at the Blohm und Voss yard in Hamburg, Germany.
27 Jul 1936 Fleet escort ship F8 was launched at the Blohm und Voss yard in Hamburg, Germany.
8 Apr 1937 Fleet escort ship F8 was commissioned into service.
6 Sep 1939 Fleet escort ship F8 was transferred from the Baltic Sea to the German archipelago of Helgoland.
1 Apr 1940 Fleet escort ship F8 was assigned to the 25th Submarine Flotilla as a torpedo recovery vessel.




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