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Depth charges

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Apr 2015 18:47

Hi all,

I found this image from SA-Kuva archive (91675). It is a soviet depth charge.
Does anyone know his soviet designation and characteristics?

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Re: Depth charges

Post by Juha Tompuri » 15 Apr 2015 22:02

I'm not that sure that that is a Soviet origin depth charge on a Finnish MTB.
To where you base your claim?

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Re: Depth charges

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Apr 2015 08:40

Well, the ship is a captured soviet G-5 type torpedoboat....but it is also posible another origin for the depth charge...
Do you have any idea ?

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Re: Depth charges

Post by Juha Tompuri » 16 Apr 2015 18:30

Sturm78 wrote:Well, the ship is a captured soviet G-5 type torpedoboat....
I think the boat at the photo is a Finnish Thornycroft type mtb (in the late 20's either British or Finnish built )

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Re: Depth charges

Post by Ruotsinsalmi » 16 Apr 2015 18:39

Hi!

I'm sure it's a finnish Thornycroft...

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Re: Depth charges

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Apr 2015 19:07

Juha wrote
I think the boat at the photo is a Finnish Thornycroft type mtb (in the late 20's either British or Finnish built )
Pekka wrote
I'm sure it's a finnish Thornycroft...
Uppssss.....sorry for my mistake.. :oops:

Any idea about the model or origin of the depth charges on these ships?

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Re: Depth charges

Post by Juha Tompuri » 20 Apr 2015 16:41

Sturm78 wrote:Any idea about the model or origin of the depth charges on these ships?
I think the one at the photo is a Finnish SP/31 depth charge
total weight 207kg
charge 135kg
lenght 710mm
diameter 445mm
safety radius 80m
http://www.rannikonpuolustaja.fi/archive/2007_4.pdf page 55

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Re: Depth charges

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Apr 2015 11:13

Thank you, Juha.

A pity I do not understand a word of Finnish... :roll:

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Re: Depth charges

Post by Sturm78 » 07 May 2015 12:03

Hi all,

Is this another Finnish SP/31 depth charge ??

Image from SA-Kuva archive (102565)
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Re: Depth charges

Post by Sturm78 » 21 May 2015 13:53

Nobody for my last image ??

Well, here another image of a depth charge in Finnish service. Finnish SP/31 model ?? :?

Image from SA-Kuva archive (106776)
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Re: Depth charges

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Jun 2017 20:07

Hi all,

Any idea about the origin /model of these depth charges ??

Image from SA-Kuva archive (131825)
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Re: Depth charges

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Jun 2017 14:46

Nobody ??

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Re: Depth charges

Post by John T » 04 Jul 2017 14:39

Sturm78 wrote:Nobody ??

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Photo 106776 looks like Motala Verkstäders DC and DC throwers,
Swedish designation was M/33
https://digitaltmuseum.se/011024817449/sjunkbomb


Image

Thrower M/24 :
Image


the M/33 thrower did not look the same
https://digitaltmuseum.se/011024818391/ ... -SMM-MM%22

DC M/24:
https://digitaltmuseum.se/011024818389/ ... -MM%22&i=6

The "amusing" fact is taht Swedish navy still operates these,
Maintenance instructions can be found here:
http://mvif-online.se/pdf/avsnitt/612_51.pdf


The DC throwers confused be as they where designated "Mortars" in some Swedish export documents.

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