German Raider Skorpion

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Edward L. Hsiao
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German Raider Skorpion

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 14 Jul 2020 04:15

In what ocean did the raider Skorpion cruised during WWII? Did she sank or captured any Allied merchant ships?

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Re: German Raider Skorpion

Post by Felix C » 14 Jul 2020 17:58

Never heard of it. Where did you read about it?

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Re: German Raider Skorpion

Post by Darius333 » 14 Jul 2020 20:33

Quatsch. She wasn´t a raider.


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Re: German Raider Skorpion

Post by bertamingo » 22 Jul 2020 10:41

Hi Edward, from what I recall, the Skorpion was intended to serve as a small channel raider, but either didn't proceed with the plan or found no target in action before being converted to a barracks ship. What's certain is that she didn't sink or damage any Allied or neutral vessel.

PS: and here 'raider' refers to its function rather than an official classification. The ship was officially a vorpostenboot, or outpost boat/patrol boat, and then a barracks ship. It was never rated as an auxiliary cruiser like other German raiders were. Same for the other channel raider, the Natter.

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Re: German Raider Skorpion

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 23 Jul 2020 03:54

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your answer. So the channel raiders were not successful at all.

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