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Ship ClassF-class Destroyer Escort
BuilderFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft
Yard Number531
Ordered17 May 1934
Laid Down7 Aug 1934
Launched2 Apr 1935
Commissioned27 Feb 1936
Sunk30 Dec 1946
Displacement1,065 tons standard
Length259 feet
Beam29 feet
Draft11 feet
MachineryTwo geared turbines, two shafts
Power Output14,000 shaft horsepower
Speed21 knots
Range1,700nm at 13 knots
Armament2x10.5cm L/45 guns, 4x3.7cm L/83 guns, 2x2cm anti-aircraft guns (7x from Jul 1942), depth charge launchers


ww2dbaseFleet escort ship F2 was commissioned into service in 1936. In Apr 1939, she was decommissioned to be rebuilt as a torpedo recovery vessel, but this work halted in Apr 1940 before completion and she returned to service with the 25th Submarine Flotilla. In Jun 1944, she was reassigned to the 5th Escort Flotilla and served in the Baltic Sea. After the war, she was taken over by the United Kingdom. She sank during a storm in Dec 1946 at Scapa Flow, Scotland, United Kingdom. Her wreck was sold for scrap in 1967.

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F2 Operational Timeline

17 May 1934 The order for fleet escort ship F2 was placed.
2 Apr 1935 Fleet escort ship F2 was launched at the Krupp Germania Werft yard in Kiel, Germany.
27 Feb 1936 Fleet escort ship F2 was commissioned into service.
1 Apr 1940 The work to convert fleet escort ship F2 was halted.
6 Apr 1940 Fleet escort ship F2 was recommissioned into service.
30 Dec 1946 Fleet escort ship F2 was sunk during a storm at Scapa Flow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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