Ubootjäger

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Post by OHara » 26 Apr 2005 04:32

"PC-564 was shot up by three Artilleriefährprahms type AFP-C, not M-boats"PC-564 was shot up by three Artilleriefährprahms type AFP-C, not M-boats

That is interesting to me. PC564's report mentioned twice she was being attacked by "ships" but admitedly, her skipper got a lot of things wrong that night. I understand the German force consisted of M 412, M 432, M 442, M 452, the three AFPs, a tug and two armed trawlers and that they sailed in company. Have you seen something that indicates only the AFPs were involved in the scrap with PC564?

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Post by PT Dockyard » 27 Apr 2005 00:52

After the Battle has an article on the battle and shows the AFPs. S. E. Morison's "History of the US Navy in WW2" ( the first place I read about this raid) also describes the action as being between the AFPs "Flaklighters" and the PC.

I will scan through Plattbug Kreuzer and Kugler's book, too. I am positve the AFPs did the dirty work.

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Post by PT Dockyard » 27 Apr 2005 02:07

"Plattbug Kreuzer" mentions this action also on Page 61- the three AFPs were AF 65, 68 and 71, collectively dubbed "Gruppe Karl."

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Post by OHara » 27 Apr 2005 03:04

Yeah, I re-read Morison. I'm wondering now if the Germans sailed in two groups. You don't happen to know the names of the two trawlers? M46?? and M46??, I'd imagine.

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Post by Tiornu » 27 Apr 2005 21:31

Is anybody feeling sorry for PC-564 in all this? A dinky little patrol craft going up against all that?

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Post by bayern13 » 29 Apr 2005 08:34

what exactly were the E-Boats?

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Post by Königstiger » 29 Apr 2005 09:15

bayern13 wrote:what exactly were the E-Boats?
E-Boat (Enemy Boat) was the British name for the German Schnellboot.

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Post by Tiornu » 29 Apr 2005 09:33

No one knows where the term "E-boat" came from. It may have been a leftover from the German E-boats of WWI. Or it may have been a reference to the Lurssen Effect in German design.

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Post by PT Dockyard » 30 Apr 2005 13:03

Vince,
M4613 took part in the raid on Granville. The other craft were:
M class Mineseepers:
M 412
M 452
M 432
M 442

AFPs:
AF 65
AF71
AF 68

Hafenschutz Boats
FK 01, FK 04, FK 56, FL 13

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Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 28 Jun 2019 22:19

This is a pretty interesting topic indeed! Small vessels like these sometimes see more action than the big gun vessels.

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Re: Ubootjäger

Post by Paul Lakowski » 30 Jun 2019 06:35

Edward L. Hsiao wrote:
28 Jun 2019 22:19
This is a pretty interesting topic indeed! Small vessels like these sometimes see more action than the big gun vessels.
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It seems with many navies of that time, "the quality of the skipper was inversely proportional to the displacement of the warship.

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Re: Ubootjäger

Post by Felix C » 02 Jul 2019 23:54

Regarding UJ Boats, I did wonder how good was German Asdic. Their hydrophones were excellent and they formed hunting groups to triangulate the location of a submarine. The 1940 attacks against British subs in the Kattegat area were targeted by patrol boats in groups using hydrophones.

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Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 03 Jul 2019 06:41

I wonder if UJ Boats sometimes captured or sink Allied merchant ships on the high seas? I remember reading a book about a UJ Boat that actually sank a freighter on the high seas.

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