commissioning ceremony

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commissioning ceremony

Postby mark harrison » 08 May 2017 17:02

Hi, Can anybody throw some light on the commissioning ceremony such as , How long was it? Did it start and finish at a set time etc.

Be grateful for any replies as the position of the sun can sometimes be useful in photo investigations.

Have been informed that the ceremony started before midday,enemy action allowing.

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Re: commissioning ceremony

Postby oldhoweboy » 09 May 2017 14:44

Hi
Mark
Have been here in the past http://historisches-marinearchiv.de/pro ... php?lang=2
Put in all u-boats and comissioning and if they have a time it will show, most seem to be 0800 to 11.30 but instances of evening times as well
No idea as to length of ceremony etc.
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Re: commissioning ceremony

Postby mark harrison » 12 May 2017 14:16

Hi Thanks for the info Nobby-The shadows on the pictures of U 803 commissioning show that the crew and officers were there for a considerable time approx four hours at least. I always try to use shadows to orientate the photos to estimate the approx time or date.

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Re: commissioning ceremony

Postby s3bpilot » 16 May 2017 19:15

Quite often the time of commissioning will be noted in the boat's first KTB. If there is a particular boat you are interested in let me know.

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Re: commissioning ceremony

Postby mark harrison » 16 May 2017 23:42

Hi Thanks for the post. What I am trying to do is to build a set of photos from a series of commissioning locations that are sunlit.
If I have enough samples from the same locations where the ID of the boat is confirmed I can use the shadows to estimate the approx date and then ID boats which have not yet been identified.

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Re: commissioning ceremony

Postby oldhoweboy » 17 May 2017 14:19

Hi
Just looked at a couple of KTB and sure enough the time is on them, never knew that!
Mark. Which samples are we talking about as I have a few comissioning images
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Re: commissioning ceremony

Postby oldhoweboy » 18 May 2017 13:05

Hi s3bpilot!
Do you know at what time U 889 comissioned please?
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Re: commissioning ceremony

Postby s3bpilot » 18 May 2017 17:36

Hi Nobby, U-889's KTBs did not make it through the chain of command in time to be archived and captured so I can't say what time it was commissioned. Cheers, Jerry

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Re: commissioning ceremony

Postby mark harrison » 18 May 2017 23:31

Hi Nobby Am looking for one with the location confirmed and with shadows-sunlit in otherwords .
I never noticed the time either on the docs, will try to build up a picture on my database.
I believe most commissioning started at 11.00 hrs.
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Re: commissioning ceremony

Postby oldhoweboy » 19 May 2017 14:59

Hi
Thanks Mark, most of the times I have found,range from 0800 to 1940 but the average seems to be between 10 and 12. ALL need now is an unknown boat being comissioned in "sunlight"!!!
Thanks "skip" I have gone through all the first patrol KTB and archived the info.
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