Vorpostenboot

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History

Vorpostenboot, were German patrol boats which served during both World Wars. Most Vorpostenboote were pre-war fishing vessels, yachts or harbour craft Such vessels were ideal because they were plentiful, and were of simple and robust design, advantageous in rough waters. They were the German equivalent to the trawlers of the Royal Navy. These Armed trawlers mainly performed escort duties for slow convoys, port picket and shore patrols. The trawlers were formidable AA platforms and defensive enemies for submarines and light vessels but no match for capital ships.

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armed trawler
Specifications
Type Patrol Boat
Armament 1 x 76-mm main gun,
1 x 20mm Flakvierling 38,
2 x twin 20-mm Oerlikon cannon
Crew 6
Weight 750 tons
Top Speed 12 knots

Game Play

Its role in World War II Online is to support amphibious operations and provide and other fire support close to shore, as well as defence against smaller vessels. The trawler is slow, but deadly!