MS Brüsterort

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MS Brüsterort

Post by CNE503 » 17 May 2019 11:03

Hello,
does anyone know something about this vessel? It participated in the operation designed to secure the "Iron Gates" of the Danube river on April 6th, 1941.
And first of all, what was the meaning of "MS": Minenschiff? And of its name, Brüsterort?

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Re: MS Brüsterort

Post by ChrisMAg2 » 17 May 2019 15:42

CNE503 wrote:
17 May 2019 11:03
...what was the meaning of "MS": Minenschiff? And of its name, Brüsterort?
"MS" up to now/ still means Motorschiff.
Brüsterort is/ was the german name for a place in former "Ostpreussen". Today the place is called Majak in the russian oblast Kaliningrad.

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Re: MS Brüsterort

Post by Polar bear » 19 May 2019 10:58

hi,

MS is, in this case, the abbreviation für Motorschlepper (motor tug). "Brüsterort" was constructed 1938/39 at Schiffswerft (shipyard) Linz, Austria, and had a displacement of 126 t. In 1940, She was employed by the DDSG = Donau-Dampfschiffahrtsgesellschaft (Danube Steamship Company), in 1941 by the Kriegsmarine and was lost October 25, 1941, on a mine off Ocakov (Black Sea) in pos. 46-35n, 31-22e

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Re: MS Brüsterort

Post by CNE503 » 19 May 2019 11:23

That's great information! Thank you!
Have you something about the motor tugs "Comos" and "Forsch", probably served by the DDSG in 1941?

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Re: MS Brüsterort

Post by Polar bear » 19 May 2019 11:38

hi,

Forsch, same data as Brüsterort (shipyard Linz etc.), employed on the Danube, survived the war.
Comos, no data

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Re: MS Brüsterort

Post by CNE503 » 19 May 2019 11:44

"Comos" could have been a Romanian vessel, though.

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Re: MS Brüsterort

Post by CNE503 » 19 May 2019 13:52

Some sources spell it "Komos".
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Re: MS Brüsterort

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Re: MS Brüsterort

Post by Sid Guttridge » 20 May 2019 05:00

From memory, wasn't Operation Iron Gates a foiled British effort in late 1940 or early 1941 to sink barges at the Iron Gates Gorge to impede the Danube being used by the Germans to transport Romanian oil up river to the Reich?

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Re: MS Brüsterort

Post by CNE503 » 20 May 2019 07:00

Hi Sid,

I don't know what was the intended name of the British operation aiming at destroying the "Iron Gates" very stretched Kazan Pass. It was indeed on April 1st, 1940 that it was foiled by the intervention of Bulgarian, Romanian and Yugoslavian forces, supported by the German Abwehr.

Operation "Eisernes Tor" was the German action against the Yugoslavians launched in the first hours of operation "25", on April 6th, 1941, designed to secure the "Iron Gates", seizing some specific points in the area Tekija-Sip (the "Eisernes Tor-Kanal", the railway along the river, the signal station and the locomotives shelter in Sip), securing others (like the "Juc-Kanal"). It was conducted by "Detachement Oberst Bazing" (Pionier-Bataillon 651, 7./Lehr-Regiment "Brandenburg" zbV 800, 13.[IG]/Infanterie-Regiment [motorisiert] 93 with its eight infantry guns, 5./Flak-Regiment 501 with its 2cm guns, 3./Flak-Regiment "General Göring" and its 3,7cm guns - later arrived some troopers from the 2./Kradschützen-Bataillon 43 and the 2./Panzerjäger-Abteilung 13), reinforced by at least three motor boats from the Danube steaming company ("Forsch", "Brüterost" and probably "Comos"). Several Sturmboote (at least six) and "grossen Flossäcke" (at least sixteen) were used to cross the Danube river.

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Re: MS Brüsterort

Post by danebrog » 20 May 2019 08:35

Pictures of Brüsterort and Forsch sister ships Amsel + Drossel:

https://books.google.de/books?id=3Sj-A5 ... CH&f=false

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