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PF wrote:There was an account called "The Boat" (real-not movie) about voyage of U-96 I think. (For reference only). At the end there was a remark that several seamen who tried to mutiny at a German nval base in 1945 were shot and buired at sea in a Norway fjord.
Rauli wrote:PF wrote:There was an account called "The Boat" (real-not movie) about voyage of U-96 I think. (For reference only). At the end there was a remark that several seamen who tried to mutiny at a German nval base in 1945 were shot and buired at sea in a Norway fjord.
I´m afraid you have probably made a mistake. Incident that you are referring is described in Herbert Werner´s book Iron Coffins. IIRC three members of flottilla were celebrating the end of the war and when a flottilla commander heard about this, he order the men to be executed because "there will be no 1918" - he was referring to what happenned in German navy during the end of WWI. After that a pretty gruesome happennings took place, all into the book.
What Werner does not mention in his book was that the real name of the flottilla commander was Ernst Mengersen, http://www.uboat.net/men/mengersen.htm
SES wrote:On 5 MAY 1945 11 sailors from a German minesweeper (M 612) were executed aboard their ship a little north of Sønderborg Denmark. The day before the MS had been orderd to sail into the Eastern Baltic to participate in the evacuation of German troops still fighting in pocktes. On receiving this order part of the crew committed armed mutiny and took over the ship. They were however detected and boarded by another ship, the sailors were arrested, trial was held, 11 were sentanced to death and they were executed the next evening. Their bodies were dumped at sea, Mafia style, and their bodies drifted ashore later. 7 were given a proper burial, 4 have never been found. BTW: German forces had surrendered 5 MAY 1945 0800.
Iltis wrote:It would be interesting to know how the actions of the officer who sat in judgement were viewed after he was taken prisoner. Is his name known ?
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