The use of captured ships, if so, what and when?

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The use of captured ships, if so, what and when?

Post by CMDO_1943 » 19 Jan 2021 03:26

Hello, i apologize for any bad wording as i'm quite tired as i write this; I'd like to obtain any information on the use of captured/purchased seacraft within the Kriegsmarine between the opening of 1938 to 1945 as other sites seem to have plainly horrible information on this topic. My interest mostly lays with Italian ships after the armstice.

I apologize (again) if this has been asked here previously, or if i have asked with too many words.
Comandanti Medaglie d'Oro-class destroyer - My favourite ship.
The ships were to be significantly larger than the previous Italian destroyers in use.
  • 4x 135 mm/45 O.T.O. Mod. 1938
  • 12x 37 mm/54 Breda Mod.39
  • 2x 20 mm/65 Breda anti-aircraft gun

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Re: The use of captured ships, if so, what and when?

Post by Andy H » 19 Jan 2021 17:43

CMDO_1943 wrote:
19 Jan 2021 03:26
Hello, i apologize for any bad wording as i'm quite tired as i write this; I'd like to obtain any information on the use of captured/purchased seacraft within the Kriegsmarine between the opening of 1938 to 1945 as other sites seem to have plainly horrible information on this topic. My interest mostly lays with Italian ships after the armstice.

I apologize (again) if this has been asked here previously, or if i have asked with too many words.
Hi CMDO

There's information here:-
http://www.german-navy.de/kriegsmarine/ ... index.html

You need to click on the various sub-classes and scroll down.
The main vessels captured and used by the KM from the RM, were Destroyer escorts/torpedo boats.

Regards

Andy H

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