"Etappendienst".

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"Etappendienst".

Postby tigre » 14 Apr 2018 00:19

Hello to all :D; a short summary....................................

Supply ship Brake (ex Jurgens van den Bergh).

This tanker was reported in Vigo in September 1939. During July and August 1940, it was reported that she unloaded 4,500 tons of gasoline in Vigo. It was reported that the "Brake" had sailed from Bilbao on March 6, 1941 in search of a French port and it is presumed that it became a supply ship from that date. He left Penang on February 26, 1944 and sunk/scuttled on March 12, 1944 in the Indian Ocean after an attack by "HMS Roebuck". The surviving crew of 196 was taken to Penang by the U 168 and U 532; the U 188 returned to Bordeaux with the remaining survivors. (8) Documented operations of this ship (U 168, 2nd patrol; U 183, 3rd patrol; U 188, 2nd patrol; U 532, 2nd patrol; U 533, 2nd patrol; U 188 and U 532; March 11, 1944 without success U 168)......................

Sources: http://uboatdata.ussleahy.com/Etappendienst.htm
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/8d/c8/5d ... ab0eac.jpg
https://www.seawhiff.com/u-188.html

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Re: "Etappendienst".

Postby Polar bear » 14 Apr 2018 21:11

hi,
he left Penang on February 26, 1944 and sunk/scuttled on March 12, 1944 in the Indian Ocean after an attack by "HMS Roebuck".
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BRAKE left Bordeaux in October, 1942 and reached Penang in the Spring of 1943.
In Septenber, 1943, she supplied U 168, U 183, U 188, U 532 and U 533 in the Indian Ocean.
In March, 1944, she supplied U 188 and U 532 before being sunk, herself.
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Re: "Etappendienst".

Postby tigre » 14 Apr 2018 23:40

Vielen Dank pb :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: "Etappendienst".

Postby tigre » 21 Apr 2018 19:34

Hello to all :D; a little more....................................

Hilfskreuzer Kormoran (ex Steiermark - Hamburg Amerika Line) .

Name of the ship: Kormoran (HSK-8 / Raider G) / Schiff 41 (former STEIERMARK - Hamburg Amerika Line) [Kapitän zur See Theodor Detmers] (sunk by the "HMAS Sydney" on November 19, 1941, which in turn was sunk by the "KORMORAN" - about 70 of the 400 crew members died and their 352-day trip (from December 3, 1940 to November 19, 1941) came to an end, the shipwreck of the "KORMORAN" was discovered in 2008 in front of the western coast of Australia). (2) Documented operations of this ship (U 105, 2nd patrol, U 124, 4th patrol).......................

Sources: http://uboatdata.ussleahy.com/Etappendienst.htm
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Re: "Etappendienst".

Postby tigre » 19 May 2018 21:37

Hello to all :D; a little more: Versorger (Supply ship) "Python".
Name of the ship: Python [Kapitän Lueders] (During the refuelling of U A and U 68, on December 1, 1941, Python was intercepted and sunk by HMS Dorsetshire). (4) Documented operations of this ship (U 124, 7th patrol; U 129, 3rd patrol; U A, 6th patrol; U 68, 2nd patrol)............
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Re: "Etappendienst".

Postby tigre » 11 Jun 2018 00:57

Hello to all :D; a little more....................................

Hilfskreuzer Kormoran (ex Steiermark - Hamburg Amerika Line) .

Sources: https://skaramanga-1972.livejournal.com/278036.html

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Re: "Etappendienst".

Postby Polar bear » 11 Jun 2018 09:33

hi,

just for clarification: by definition, the raiders (Hilfskreuzer) were not part of the "Etappendienst".

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Re: "Etappendienst".

Postby tigre » 11 Jun 2018 22:23

Thanks pb :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).


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