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Post by stril » 18 Sep 2006 12:26

Hello
U-864 left Bergen, as its my hometown i tought i add a question related to the same city.
In 1940 a german navy officer ordered 4 boats to be buildt at shipyards in Bergen.
It caused him some problems, but eventually all 4 was buildt, the last one launched in 1944.
Name of the officer(Kapitänleutnant), and designation/number of those 4 boats.
Added a picture of one of those four.
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Post by stril » 19 Sep 2006 08:08

Hello
To get this going, the officer was Kapitänleutnant Hans Bärtels, the rest should be fairly easy.

Ok, to get this going again. All four buildt on original drawings of a german R-boat, designation RA 201-204(RA=Raumboote Ausland)
Nextquestion open to anyone.
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Post by stril » 23 Sep 2006 15:41

:roll: As mentioned above, next question is open for anyone... no need to kill this tread, is it ?
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Post by Heimatschuss » 23 Sep 2006 18:52

Well boys, let's get going again.

Where did the German liner Bremen make berth after escaping from New York in the last days of August 1939?

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Post by varjag » 23 Sep 2006 22:52

Heimatschuss wrote:Well boys, let's get going again.

Where did the German liner Bremen make berth after escaping from New York in the last days of August 1939?

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Murmansk. Varjag

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Post by Heimatschuss » 24 Sep 2006 00:44

Hi Varjag,

that's correct. Actually it was Marinebais Nord in a secluded fjord near Murmansk but that's a minor detail.
Now for your question.

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Unexpected meeting!

Post by varjag » 24 Sep 2006 05:44

A black stoker - on a ship taken by the Kriegsmarine, surprises the boarding party by speaking passable German....Ich Freund von Daitses he says. (I'm a friend of Germans). The stoker, had served on an unusual German ship pre-war under a captain that he had liked. By a twist of fate - that officer, just happened to be one of the Prize Captains on the German warship! And who - but him - soon arrives on the taken ship to assume command. Our 'blackboy' stoker - is speechless when confronted with his 'old'
captain. But regains composure.....'alle schwarzen Männer auf Seite von Sie Sir (All blacks are on your side sir)...'all will help, ship will steam like never before...'
The questions: 1) which was the 'taken ship' ? 2) which ship 'took' her ? and for a bonus; which unusual ship had the officer and the stoker served on before the war?
...../Varjag

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Post by varjag » 28 Sep 2006 11:21

A bit 'diffi'? The 'taken ship' - is still remembered mostly for one thing - eggs!..../Varjag

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Post by Heimatschuss » 28 Sep 2006 13:11

'Eggs' he sayz,
'Duquesa' sayz I.
Captured by the 'Admiral Scheer' on Dec.18th.1940.
The German officer may have been Heinrich Kraft but I'm not sure about that.

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Post by varjag » 28 Sep 2006 21:31

Heimatschuss wrote:'Eggs' he sayz,
'Duquesa' sayz I.
Captured by the 'Admiral Scheer' on Dec.18th.1940.
The German officer may have been Heinrich Kraft but I'm not sure about that.

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Indeed Heimatschuss! The stokers name was 'Louis', his Captain was Lt. Goetsch (I have no surnames for either) and their unusual and 'common keel' pre-war had been the catapult ship 'Schwabenland'. The story is told in 'RRR - Kreuzerfahrten der ADMIRAL SCHEER' by Krancke & Brennecke. Heimatschuss's question...Varjag

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Post by Heimatschuss » 29 Sep 2006 09:17

Thank you Varjag,

new question:
This future Luftwaffe general was commander of a naval air station in Flanders in WWI. He is also related to a famous u-boat commander somehow.

Who's the man?

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Post by Heimatschuss » 30 Sep 2006 10:27

Hello,

another clue. The famous brother died in 1941.

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Post by Heimatschuss » 01 Oct 2006 23:58

A further clue: The famous brother died in France and it had something to do with a plane.

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Post by varjag » 02 Oct 2006 00:58

'Oh we - who walk in the Valley of Ignorance :roll: '

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Post by Heimatschuss » 02 Oct 2006 01:49

Don't despair Varjag.

Think of a 1941 Paris airport and the search will get considerably easier.

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