Loss of S-21

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Loss of S-21

Post by Christoph Awender » 14 Dec 2002 05:02

Hello!

Working through the KTB of the Seekriegsleitung Juni 1940 at the moment I can´t find the loss of Schnellboot S-21 on 21.June 1940.
Some post war sources say that S-21 sinks on 21.June off the french coast.
The KTB reports the loss of S 32 off Dungeness by mine but not the loss of S 21. Could this some kind of mistake in post war sources?
Any confirmations of one or the other version?

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Post by Marcus » 14 Dec 2002 13:17

Christoph,

Harald Fock gives the 21 June date in his "Flottenchronik".

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Post by Christoph Awender » 14 Dec 2002 21:25

Thanks Marcus!

I wonder how they could "oversee" the loss of the boat. Usually they report even the loss of small guard and Vp-boats.

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Post by Andy H » 15 Dec 2002 12:54

Do they mention how it was sunk?, then you could cross reference with allied records.

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Post by Marcus » 15 Dec 2002 13:31

Harald Fock wrote:[Mai] 21. SBt. S 21, Boulogne, gehoben, reaktiviert


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Post by Andy H » 15 Dec 2002 14:24

Harald Fock wrote:
[Mai] 21. SBt. S 21, Boulogne, gehoben, reaktiviert


Hi Marcus

Understand the vessel was lost near Boulogne but not sure what "gehoben, reaktiviert" mean in this context.

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Post by Kurasier » 15 Dec 2002 14:30

HI,
it means that it was lifted and reactivated.
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Post by Andy H » 15 Dec 2002 14:46

Thanks Christoph

I knew about reactivated but got stuck on gehoben which I thought meant "Higher" but again it's all about context.

So how was the S21 sunk?

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Post by Christoph Awender » 15 Dec 2002 21:05

My information is that it hit a mine. In 1941 it was raised.

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Post by Andy H » 16 Dec 2002 18:21

Thank you Christoph

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