Mediterranen heavy tug Max Berendt?

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Mediterranen heavy tug Max Berendt?

Post by Dili » 30 Nov 2018 07:43

Germany had this heavy tug operating in Mediterranean. Was it there already in 1940 - in some Italian or neutral port or came via Black Sea?
If so when?
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Re: Mediterranen heavy tug Max Barendt?

Post by Urmel » 30 Nov 2018 07:47

Max Behrendt.

https://forum-marinearchiv.de/smf/index ... 230.0;wap2

Armed with two single 20mm AA guns late 1941

https://rommelsriposte.com/2012/06/28/g ... -nov-1941/

She was a busy beaver, crops up a lot in the Seetra Tripolis war diary, where she was based during autumn 1941.
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

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Re: Mediterranen heavy tug Max Barendt?

Post by Urmel » 30 Nov 2018 09:18

Never found a picture of her, but there is this, which has been described as reasonably accurate:

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Re: Mediterranen heavy tug Max Barendt?

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 30 Nov 2018 09:31

If she (he) was spelled Max Berendt with two "e"s, sunk at Tripoli in 1942 and later raised and reused by the RN as "Captive" then I found this picture of her.
http://forums.clydemaritime.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=16306

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Re: Mediterranen heavy tug Max Barendt?

Post by Urmel » 30 Nov 2018 10:10

That's her! Good find.
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Re: Mediterranen heavy tug Max Barendt?

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 30 Nov 2018 11:14

Well, just in this tread there's now 3 different ways of spelling the name: Barendt, Behrend and the correct Berendt. "Bugsier-tug" helped the seach ;)

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Re: Mediterranen heavy tug Max Barendt?

Post by Dili » 30 Nov 2018 15:22

Nice. Thanks everyone.

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Re: Mediterranen heavy tug Max Barendt?

Post by Urmel » 30 Nov 2018 17:42

Waleed Y. Majeed wrote:
30 Nov 2018 09:31
If she (he) was spelled Max Berendt with two "e"s, sunk at Tripoli in 1942 and later raised and reused by the RN as "Captive" then I found this picture of her.
http://forums.clydemaritime.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=16306

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Well I guess it’s safe to go with the name written on the ship. Twice.
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Re: Mediterranen heavy tug Max Berendt?

Post by Dili » 30 Nov 2018 19:57

Corrected.

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Re: Mediterranen heavy tug Max Berendt?

Post by Felix C » 28 Apr 2020 12:56

Came across a few references of this tug being active in the Spanish Civil War. What eventually happened to her? Any captain and crew details?

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Re: Mediterranen heavy tug Max Berendt?

Post by Urmel » 29 Apr 2020 13:40

She was sunk in Tobruk harbour 11 Jul 1942, but later raised by the British and returned to service under the name 'Captive'.
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

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Re: Mediterranen heavy tug Max Berendt?

Post by Felix C » 29 Apr 2020 20:43

Thanks buddy. Very intrepid crew she had. hope they survived.

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