Coastal Artillery Cape Krestovyi/Cape Romanov Arctic FINLAND

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Coastal Artillery Cape Krestovyi/Cape Romanov Arctic FINLAND

Post by Von Spee » 07 Aug 2005 15:43

This question referes to German Coastal Defences around PETSAMO on the Arctic Coast of FINLAND within the EISMEER Coastal Defence Region, during WW2.

Can anyone confirm whether the 'Cape ROMANOV' Battery of 4 x 15cm coastal guns is also known as 'Cape Krestovyi' (Russian nomenclature). Sited on eastern side of Petsamo Bay opposite LIINAKHAMARI in the Petsamo Fjord? Attacked by Soviet Naval Special Forces on the night of 11-12 Oct 1944.

Does anyone have any photographs of the site?

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Post by jopaerya » 07 Aug 2005 19:49

Hello

The batterie Cap Romanov is called by the Germans M.K.B.
Sensenhauser in a German Report from the Adm. Norwegen
from 1944 , I hope you can read German .

Raum Kirkenes 13-10-1944
Unter unmittelbarer Feindeinwirkung ging verloren 4 x 15 cm
M.K.B. Sensenhauser bei Räumung gesprengt.

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Post by Erik E » 07 Aug 2005 22:51

According to various sources, the 4 guns were placed in 2 twin turrets.

Any idea which turrets??
Is it from Gneisenau or Graf Zeppelin?

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Post by Bjørn from Norway » 08 Aug 2005 12:51

A little on the battery;

MKB 1/ 517 Kap Romanov (6/ 513 ) (MKB Brommy, Memel-Ostsee)
Equipped with 4 x 15 cm SKC/28 guns in twin mounts, range 22 000 m. Ready in Dec 41 as a part of ”Nordverstärkung”. Usually called ”Batterie Sensenhauser” after its commander, oberleutnant Sensenhauser. This unit was, like the others in this area, frequently engaged in artillery duels with Soviet Coastal artillery units. Attacked by Soviet ground forces in Oct 44, blown up by its own crew.

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Post by jopaerya » 08 Aug 2005 16:11

Hi All

M.K.B. Kap-Romanow / Sensenhauser 4 x 15cm S.K. C/28 1/517 (6/513)
M.K.B. Petsamo-Alt 4 x 15cm S.K. L/40 2/517 (5/513)
M.K.B. Petsamo-Neu 4 x 15cm S.K. C/28 in Drh.L. C/34 (Gneisenau) ?/517

One Turm of the M.K.B. Petsamo-Neu was sunk on the boat "Südmeer" , witch
was torpedoed by the Russians .

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Coastal Artillery Cape Krestovyi/Cape Romanov Arctic FINLAND

Post by Von Spee » 08 Aug 2005 17:10

Thanks for all of this but can anyone specifically identify the location of Batterie Sensenhauser and the 15cm gun positions at 'Cap Romanov' - ie. the exact geographic location of the battery? Is it the same location as the Russians call 'Cape Krestovyi'? - on the eastern side of the Petsamo Fjord opposite LIINAKHAMARI? Does anyone have a ground plan for the layout of the battery?

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Post by jopaerya » 08 Aug 2005 17:28

Hi Von Spee

I have no drawing of the batterie , only a drawing
of the area of Kap Romanow it is from the book
"Artillerie im Küstenkampf" from W.v. Harnier.

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Post by jopaerya » 08 Aug 2005 20:17

Hello

Found some info on internet , I think that
you have it already Von Spee , otherwise
it is good info.
www-cgsc.army.mil/carl/ resources/csi/gebhardt/gebhardt.asp

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Cap Romanov - Batterie Sensenhauser.

Post by Von Spee » 08 Aug 2005 20:50

Jos,

Thankyou very much for the most interesting map - just the confirmation I was looking for and also my thanks for the book reference.

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Post by Bjørn from Norway » 01 Jan 2008 17:12

Hello!

An old thread... but anyway:

"Any idea which turrets??
Is it from Gneisenau or Graf Zeppelin?"

Graf Zeppelin.

" Four were installed at MKB 6/514 in Store Korsnes near the Altafjord in December 1943 and got operational in February 1944. In November 1944 those guns were evacuated to MKB 5/512 in Karlsøy and got operational in January 1945. After the war, these guns were installed at Grotoya near Harstad and used by the Norwegian army until the early 1990s.
Four other guns were brought to Kap Romanov and in use since September 1942. They engaged Russian coastal artillery in Fiskerihalvoya and were blown up in October 1944"
(http://www.german-navy.de/smb/scalemode ... story.html)

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Re: Coastal Artillery Cape Krestovyi/Cape Romanov Arctic FINLAND

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Re: Coastal Artillery Cape Krestovyi/Cape Romanov Arctic FINLAND

Post by Natter » 07 Dec 2008 04:26

Can anyone confirm whether the 'Cape ROMANOV' Battery of 4 x 15cm coastal guns is also known as 'Cape Krestovyi' (Russian nomenclature). Sited on eastern side of Petsamo Bay opposite LIINAKHAMARI in the Petsamo Fjord? Attacked by Soviet Naval Special Forces on the night of 11-12 Oct 1944.
Thanks for all of this but can anyone specifically identify the location of Batterie Sensenhauser and the 15cm gun positions at 'Cap Romanov' - ie. the exact geographic location of the battery? Is it the same location as the Russians call 'Cape Krestovyi'? - on the eastern side of the Petsamo Fjord opposite LIINAKHAMARI? Does anyone have a ground plan for the layout of the battery?
Thankyou very much for the most interesting map - just the confirmation I was looking for and also my thanks for the book reference.
If you got your confirmation from Map 14 at the link given above ( www-cgsc.army.mil/carl/ resources/csi/gebhardt/gebhardt.asp ), then you're wrong. The battery located here is the HKB 1/773 Ristiniemi!
MKB 1/517 Kap Romanow "Sensenhauser" (ex "Brommy") was located at "Kap Romanow" (probably not the Russian name though...). Remains of the battery are visible in Google Earth (for example at the position 69.678121,31,487166).
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Re: Coastal Artillery Cape Krestovyi/Cape Romanov Arctic FINLAND

Post by deadpixels.ru » 13 Jan 2010 21:12

Photos of HKB 1/773, cape Ristiniemi
http://www.deadpixels.ru/north/petsamof ... index.html

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Re: Coastal Artillery Cape Krestovyi/Cape Romanov Arctic FINLAND

Post by na4222 » 15 Feb 2019 10:07

Saw some photos recently of this battery. The guns were on single mounts, not twin mounts.

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Re: Coastal Artillery Cape Krestovyi/Cape Romanov Arctic FINLAND

Post by igorr » 22 Feb 2019 07:31

Twin mounts was Petsamo Neu, one turret nearly completed and blowed in oct. 1944, second not installed. Other batteries in Petsamo-area were all single mounts.

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