The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 30 Jan 2014 00:03

hi,

one week later, hint # 2

the German AMC was sunk by British cruisers, taking a British detachment down with him, in the Spring of 1917

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by AVV » 30 Jan 2014 09:09

Hello!
Do you mean hilskreuzer Iltis?
http://www.german-navy.de/hochseeflotte ... index.html

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 30 Jan 2014 09:32

hi, Aleks,

thanks for answering, but .. no ... 1917 ! and the link refers to the gunboat ILTIS, not the AMC

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by AVV » 30 Jan 2014 09:50

Polar bear wrote:and the link refers to the gunboat ILTIS, not the AMC
It's just the wrong picture - info below relates to ex-merchant ship:
The former German freighter Gutenfels was captured by the British in Alexandria at the outbreak of World War I. Renamed Turritella , it was used by the British until it was captured by the auxiliary cruiser Wolf in February 1917. Equipped as an auxiliary cruiser, the now named Iltis was send to Aden to lay a minefield there. During this operation, the ship was detected by the British cruiser Odin and scuttled by its crew on 05.03.1917.


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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 30 Jan 2014 15:44

hi, Aleks,

yes, I agree .. but still .. the question refers to another ship ... you'll find it in your own link a little bit further below :milwink:

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by AVV » 30 Jan 2014 15:53

Yes, that's right.
Leopard
The British steamer Yarrowdale was captured by the German auxiliary cruiser Möwe on 11.12.1916 in the Atlantic. Send to Germany, the ship was modified as an auxiliary cruiser and renamed Leopard . Camouflaged as the Norwegian Rena , the ship left Germany in March 1917 but was stopped by the British cruiser Achilles on 16.03.1917 near the Faroers islands. Escorted to the armed boarding vessel Dundee , the British started an investigation of the ship when the Leopard fired two torpedoes on the Dundee which both missed. In the following close range battle, the Leopard was sunk with all hands.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 30 Jan 2014 16:09

hi, Aleks,

that's it.

back to you, once again.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by AVV » 31 Jan 2014 10:02

Thanks!
Please name these two persons.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by AVV » 11 Feb 2014 10:19

A hint.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 26 Feb 2014 12:09

hi,

Alexander Seversky and Billy Mitchell

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by AVV » 27 Feb 2014 10:42

Hello!
Quite right. Source:
http://alternathistory.org.ua/povest-o- ... -sikorskii

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 28 Feb 2014 14:47

hi,

a little bit easier: what ship ?

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 07 Mar 2014 13:43

hi,

one week (without replies) later, hint #1

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Tosun Saral » 07 Mar 2014 20:44

Marriage ceremony in Istanbul of german Navy captain ??? who returned from Red Sea after an adventureus jouney in Red sea and Indian ocean. Most of his crew was murdered by Arabs.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 07 Mar 2014 21:36

hi,

well .. the question was the name of the ship ... and he isn't a captain.

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