naval barrier Kiel Hafen and WW2 Minefields

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naval barrier Kiel Hafen and WW2 Minefields

Postby AlanJonesWriter » 07 Sep 2017 22:49

Hi, does anyone know where I can find out if there was a naval barrier across Kiel Hafen prior to and during WW2? I am also looking for maps of WW2 minefields in the Baltic and the North Sea.

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Re: naval barrier Kiel Hafen and WW2 Minefields

Postby nordfriese » 08 Sep 2017 01:30

Hi Alan,

in a German history forum a member wrote:
"die ... Sperre an der engsten Stelle der Förde, der Friedrichsorter Enge, beim alten Leuchtturm."
So the barrier was from the area of the lighthouse Friedrichsort to the other side.

Sorry, no source, no date. :(

Best wishes
Rolf

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Re: naval barrier Kiel Hafen and WW2 Minefields

Postby AlanJonesWriter » 13 Sep 2017 14:41

Thanks very much, Rolf. I didn't realise this had posted because my laptop crashed when I posted it the first time. I reposted the question today, then I spotted your answer. The position you quoted sounds about right as the Forde is at it's narrowest there, and there is a Marine Barrier office on the 1944 map of Kiel Hafen I have at Friedrichsort, but the Barrier isn't marked on it.


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