All german war fleet

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Post by alkankizil@tr.net » 23 Oct 2006 20:38

On page one the second photo shows the Bismarck and not the Scharnhorst: Bismarck had 4 double turrets, whereas Scharnhost had 3 triple turrets...

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Post by Christian W. » 27 Oct 2006 05:26

On page one the second photo shows the Bismarck and not the Scharnhorst:
I know this. The second picture on my post is even titled "Battleship Bismarck". :wink:

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Post by tigre » 16 Feb 2016 15:25

Hello to all :D; a little more...............

Sailings abroad.

The Battlecruiser Gneisenau which had been commissioned on May 21, 1938, sailed from Germany to conduct a round of tests in the Atlantic in June 1939. It was probably at this time when she made this visit. The ship was back in Germany when the war began.

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_ba ... _Gneisenau
Orig. AK Schlachtschiff Gneisenau im Hafen Madeira picture. e bay Auction.

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Post by tigre » 05 Jun 2016 17:00

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Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee.

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Post by tigre » 09 Jul 2016 00:16

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Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee.

Source: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Orig-Foto-Indien ... 1615143525

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Post by tigre » 17 Jul 2016 20:47

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Launching the Torpedo boat "Albatros", July 15, 1926.

Source: http://www.ebay.es/itm/1937-de-la-Armad ... fresh=true

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Post by tigre » 02 Sep 2017 12:21

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The Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee in Ceuta - May 1939.

Source: https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/col ... scroll=194

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42,000-ton Bismarck

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bismarck profile drawing.JPG
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Post by Larrister » 17 Oct 2017 08:48

From a Prinz Eugen crew member's photo album which resides in my private collection.
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Post by Larrister » 17 Oct 2017 08:50

Also from my own collection. Schleswig-Holstein.
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Post by genstab » 21 Oct 2017 13:44

A minor quibble about German destroyers- their numbers always started with Z for Zerstorer. Those ships with numbers starting with T were torpedo boats-the equivalent of American destroyer escorts or British sloops and frigates. The Torpedoboote didn't have the speed, tonnage or armament that the Zerstorers had.

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Post by Polar bear » 21 Oct 2017 17:55

hi,
genstab wrote:..torpedo boats-the equivalent of American destroyer escorts or British sloops and frigates.
not quite.
The torpedo boats had - true to their name - a strong torpedo armament (2 x 4 tubes) which the USN DE's or the RN sloops and frigates did not have.

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Post by genstab » 21 Oct 2017 18:05

You never heard of the US Fletcher class of wartime destroyers? They had 10 torpedo tubes, 2X5.

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Post by Polar bear » 21 Oct 2017 21:54

hi, genstab

I drove one of the Fletchers delivered to the German navy as a Watch officer. But they weren't DE's = Destroyer Escorts which you mentioned before.

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Post by genstab » 22 Oct 2017 08:37

Granted, the Fletchers weren't frigates ir torpedo boats. I thought you meant a torpedo boat has more torpedos than a destroyer and was giving the example of a destroyer class that indeed had more torpedo mounts than torpedo boats. Sxrry if I misunderstood you.

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