Vorpostenboote In Use Postwar

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Vorpostenboote In Use Postwar

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 01 May 2019 03:43

Was the vorpostenboote still in use by Germany after WWII? If so, for what reason?

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Re: Vorpostenboote In Use Postwar

Post by danebrog » 12 May 2019 07:26

Many Vorpostenboote were converted Fishing Trawlers. Surviving specimen were used post war as fishing Trawlers again...

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Re: Vorpostenboote In Use Postwar

Post by Helmut0815 » 13 May 2019 07:10

The naval trawlers (Kriegsfischkutter, KFK) were postwar mainly used for their original purpose of fishing or as minesweepers in the German Mine Sweeping Administration (Deutscher Minenräumdienst). Some of the mine sweeper trawlers later went into the coast guard or the federal navy where they were used as training ships, e.g. the Nordwind.
And some KFK are still in civilian use today, see viewtopic.php?p=2188736#p2188736

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