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Wilhelm Bauer

Ship ClassWilhelm Bauer-class Submarine Tender
BuilderHowaldtswerke Kiel
Ordered1 Jul 1936
Laid Down12 Aug 1936
Launched20 Dec 1938
Commissioned30 Apr 1940
Sunk8 Apr 1945
Displacement5,600 tons full
Length435 feet
Beam52 feet
Draft16 feet
MachineryFour MAN diesel engines, two shafts
Power Output12,400 shaft horsepower
Speed20 knots
Range9,000 statute mile at 15 knots
Armament4x10.5cm L/45 guns (2x after 1944), 1x40mm L/60 Bofors gun (after 1944), 2x3.7cm guns, 4x2cm machine guns (12x after 1944)


ww2dbaseWilhelm Bauer was the lead ship of a class of large submarine tenders. She was commissioned into service in Apr 1940. In Apr 1945, she was struck by Allied aircraft and sank in shallow water. She was scrapped after the war.

ww2dbaseSource: german-navy.de

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Wilhelm Bauer Operational Timeline

1 Jul 1936 The order for the construction of Wilhelm Bauer was issued.
12 Aug 1936 The keel of Wilhelm Bauer was laid down at the Howaldtswerke shipyard in Kiel, Germany.
30 Apr 1938 Wilhelm Bauer was launched at the Howaldtswerke shipyard in Kiel, Germany.
30 Apr 1940 Wilhelm Bauer was commissioned into service.
8 Apr 1945 Wilhelm Bauer was sunk in shallow water by Allied aircraft.


Wilhelm Bauer at port, date unknown

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