Let's Build: Schwere Kreuzer Blücher

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Post by Erik E » 24 Nov 2007 01:51

As the ship passed the torpedo battery at Nordre Kaholmen, Blüchers speed was calculated to only 7 knots. 2 torpedoes were launced and both found it`s target soon afterwards. Water filled up the engine room, and the ship was not moving anymore.
Here is a photo of the rather simple but effective "aiming device" which was used on 9. April 1940 to sink the Blücher. Currently on display at the Oscarsborg museum.
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Re: Let's Build: Schwere Kreuzer Blücher

Post by tigre » 10 Jan 2019 04:15

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

Launching of the Schwere Kreuzer Blücher, June 8, 1937.

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https://picclick.de/2540-Schwerer-Kreuz ... id=1&pid=1

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Re: Let's Build: Schwere Kreuzer Blücher

Post by tigre » 10 Feb 2019 18:51

Hello to all :D; more: Launching of the Schwere Kreuzer Blücher, June 8, 1937.
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Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Let's Build: Schwere Kreuzer Blücher

Post by tigre » 24 Jul 2020 18:41

Hello to all :D; more: Launching of the Schwere Kreuzer Blücher, June 8, 1937.
Source: https://static.akpool.de/images/cards/1014/10144180.jpg
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Re: Let's Build: Schwere Kreuzer Blücher

Post by tigre » 31 Jul 2020 17:58

Hello to all :D; more: Indienststellung of the Schwere Kreuzer Blücher.

On September 20, 1939, a few days after the outbreak of war, the German Navy was able to put its newest and most modern ship into service. With the commissioning a heavy cruiser like the "Blücher" is by no means ready for use. Workers and specialists from the shipyard still have to stay on board and monitor the testing of the ship and its equipment. Repeated visits to the shipyard are very often necessary to remedy the deficiencies identified.

In addition, a large part of the crew of the "Blücher" was still very young and had not yet had much experience in warfare on thick ships. Even in peacetime, it took a few months before a new crew "took possession" of their ship and the vessel and crew became one unit.

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Schwerer Kreuzer Blücher. Stapellauf, Kriegstagebuch, Werft, Operationsplan, Oslo-Fjord, Festung Oscarsborg, Unruhen in Oslo, Donald-Duck-Methode.

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Re: Let's Build: Schwere Kreuzer Blücher

Post by Polar bear » 01 Aug 2020 15:44

hi,

a very minuscule addendum :

The correct translation for the German "Kommandant" is not "Commander" (an officers` rank in the RN and USN) but "Commanding Officer (CO)"

greetings, the pb
Peace hath her victories no less renowned than War
(John Milton, the poet, in a letter to the Lord General Cromwell, May 1652)

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Re: Let's Build: Schwere Kreuzer Blücher

Post by tigre » 01 Aug 2020 21:03

Yes, that is to save ink. Thanks :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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