Armed Tugboats In The Heer Service

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Armed Tugboats In The Heer Service

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 31 May 2020 23:03

Does the Heer have small armed tugboats beside the Kriegsmarine? I know the US Army have their tugboat fleet during WWII.

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Re: Armed Tugboats In The Heer Service

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 25 Jun 2020 02:33

No one know for sure if the Heer have tugboats?

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Re: Armed Tugboats In The Heer Service

Post by PT Dockyard » 05 Jul 2020 14:24

There was a small flotilla under Wehrmacht/Heer control on Rhodes in the Aegean.

From Dr. Peter Schenk's book "Kampf um Die Ägäis"

"On 30 October 1943 Sturmdivision Rhodes formed a Military Flotilla (Heeresflotille) with local craft, it was used for the defence and supply of neighboring islands." There were a few tugs and small boats in this.


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Re: Armed Tugboats In The Heer Service

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 10 Jul 2020 08:17

Thank you for your interesting answer. Well I was looking for information about armed Heer tugboats in action and that they sometimes used for combats against enemy small boats in the Baltic Sea area.

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Re: Armed Tugboats In The Heer Service

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 10 Jul 2020 08:32

Edward L. Hsiao wrote:
10 Jul 2020 08:17
Thank you for your interesting answer. Well I was looking for information about armed Heer tugboats in action and that they sometimes used for combats against enemy small boats in the Baltic Sea area.

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Re: Armed Tugboats In The Heer Service

Post by Poot » 10 Jul 2020 18:31

Edward L. Hsiao wrote:
31 May 2020 23:03
Does the Heer have small armed tugboats beside the Kriegsmarine?
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While doing some small arms research, I found photos of what appeared to be up-gunned barges and possible tugboats used on the Adriatic coast. The photo series I saw showed them ferrying Ordnungspolizei personnel with their equipment. Try searching for 'Jugoslawien' in the 1943-1944 time frame in the Bundesarchiv Foto collection.

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