Id. warship

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Re: Id. warship

Post by Darius333 » 03 Sep 2010 15:12

Hello Sturm78,

I´ve posted the question about the landingcraft here:
http://forum-marinearchiv.de/smf/index. ... #msg141933

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Re: Id. warship

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Sep 2010 19:47

Thank you, Darius. :D

The only problem is that I do not understand the german. :(

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Re: Id. warship

Post by Darius333 » 03 Sep 2010 23:14

Hello Sturm78,

no problem - you can post on that forum in english. The answers we can translate to you.

At the moment we are in the discussion, if that´s a catamaran-type vessel on the photo (there are two bows visible), like the late Siebelfähren or Engeneer-Landing-Vessel.

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Re: Id. warship

Post by bechelaren » 13 Sep 2010 23:01

Hi Sturm,
referring to your photo of patrol boats from 3/9/2010:

The river is Danube, the city on the other (northern) shore is Bratislava (now capital of Slovakia). The ships are moored to city part Petrzalka on the southern shore of Danube , which was a fortified area in 1938. The white ship moored to northern shore is ferry-boat Propeler.
The photo was most probably taken in March 1938. In the morning of 15th of March, the German Danube flotilla entered
Bratislava Winter Port, which was the base of Czechoslovak River Navy. This action was a part of German operation started in the night from 14th to 15th March with intention to seize military bases and production plans in western Slovakia ( even when Slovakia proclaimed independence on Czechoslovakia on 14th of March and became a German ally !)
From the small boats taking part , 6 were newly-built FR- Boats ( Flussminenräuboot = river minesweeper). But they had
an armoured bridge with a small gun turred and are with sure not the boats in your picture. Thus, the boats depicted there are most probably FHR -Boats ( Flusshilfsräumboot= auxiliary river minesweeper) - 5 of them ( FHR 2 to 5) belonged to same type. The gun behind the bridge ( covered by tarpauline) should be MG C/30. The boas were 15metres long and displaced 13,5 tons. Did you find more photos of these or similar river warships on E-bay?

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Re: Id. warship

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Sep 2010 08:08

Hi bechelaren

Thank you very much for your information about the vessels, the image and the historical review!! :D
I did not know this type of german vessels. Sorry, not more pictures.

As for this other picture (from Ebay): Raumboots???

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Re: Id. warship

Post by bechelaren » 14 Sep 2010 16:58

Hi Sturm,
yes, the 3 boats are R-Boats , unfortunately I cannot say from which production batch they are. The first and the third and fourth boats have LC/30 mounts (without the guns) covered by tarpaulines. In the background there is a torpedo boat (small destroyer) of Raubvogel or Raubtier class
I shall much appreciate any picture of any river warship you can find and show on this forum

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Re: Id. warship

Post by LWD » 14 Sep 2010 17:27

I thought there was a thread on river gunboats on the forum. It would be pretty old at this point though.

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Re: Id. warship

Post by garlock » 15 Sep 2010 03:11

Here's my first time in the Kriegsmarine area. I've posted a ship. It looks to me kind of old. The guns protruding from the ports seems non-WWII. Can someone please give me just a brief idea of what type of ship this is and what its vintage is? Thank you.

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Re: Id. warship

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Sep 2010 08:21

Thank you very much for your help, bechelaren. :D

I found this other image on Ebay. Any information? According to photocation Versuchboot MZ1 ?? :?

Thanks in advance. Sturm78
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Re: Id. warship

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 15 Sep 2010 08:26

Hello Garlock!

Hope all is well, besides not being able to identify ship... :D

I would say pre-dreadnought warship similar to the british Majestic-class battleships
(side-by-side stacks and armament). Probably a US Illinois-class ship.
I'm sure a more knowledgeable member will post the correct answer for you.
In the meantime you'll have to do with this link :)
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/imag ... 05553c.htm


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Re: Id. warship

Post by AVV » 15 Sep 2010 08:43

Hello!
Sturm78 wrote:According to photocation Versuchboot MZ1 ??
It seems that the caption is correct. I haven't found any info about this ship on the Net, except for this (see page 6):

http://www.btinternet.com/~david.manley ... ptions.pdf

More info I have at my books at home - I'll check them in the evening.

Best regards, Aleks

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Re: Id. warship

Post by garlock » 15 Sep 2010 14:17

Thank you Waleed. I will look at the link. I have a few more naval photos, but I will try to learn a bit more before posting others. The AHF experts help those who help themselves.

regards,
John

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Re: Id. warship

Post by AVV » 16 Sep 2010 20:06

AVV wrote:More info I have at my books at home - I'll check them in the evening.
Search gave me not a very lucrative result.
These ships were projected as multi-purpose ones - to be used in escort, ASW and minesweeping roles. 12 ships were ordered in 1943, but construction of only 4 (MZ-1-MZ-4) really began, and only MZ-1 was commissioned in August, 1944. She survived the war and was transferred to Great Britain. Her later fate is unknown.

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Re: Id. warship

Post by igorr » 17 Sep 2010 06:07

Raumboots on Sturm78's picture seems like R.17-20 before war, but i'm not sure for 100%.

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Re: Id. warship

Post by Mischa » 17 Sep 2010 06:49

igorr wrote:Raumboots on Sturm78's picture seems like R.17-20 before war, but i'm not sure for 100%.
and left a torpedoboat of the Raubtier or the Raubvogel - class.

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