The official AHF Kriegsmarine quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Kriegsmarine quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 14 Mar 2014 08:41

hi, Varjag,

the case is, of course, HMSub H.49, the survivor George Oliver

as to the physical matter, the only one that occurs to me is that Oliver escaped from the sunken sub without a breathing apparatus.

the acoustic ?

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Post by varjag » 14 Mar 2014 12:36

Polar bear wrote:hi, Varjag,

the case is, of course, HMSub H.49, the survivor George Oliver

as to the physical matter, the only one that occurs to me is that Oliver escaped from the sunken sub without a breathing apparatus.

the acoustic ?

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Yes Polarbear - George William Oliver, a stoker in H 49's engineroom - was ''blown to the surface'' in an air-bubble that burst
it's escape hatch. He became the ''physical evidence'' that the submarine had been destroyed.
H 49 was caught in shallow water - only about 30-40 metres and did'nt stand a chance against the avalanche of depth-charges the German U-Jägers threw at it.
As U know, the Germans had no sonar - only hydrophones - and ''bombed'' more or less at random.
When Stoker Oliver appeared on the surface (not unconscious, as written - but with one burst eardrum and bleeding) - the
depth-charging stopped immediately. And - Oliver was picked up.

The ''acoustical'' - picked up a couple of hours later by the U-Jägers hydrophones - were two gunshots from down there....

We can draw our own conclusions..... :roll:

http://oliverfamilyhistory.activeboard. ... ivor-of-s/

All yours, Varjag

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Post by Polar bear » 19 Mar 2014 16:33

hi,

yes indeed, we do ..

next question: the sinking of this merchant ship by a German U-Boot comprised an unique occurrence ... which one ?

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Post by Polar bear » 06 Apr 2014 23:34

hi,

It seems I forgot to provide more links ...

think of aerial recconnaissance ...

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Post by Polar bear » 14 Apr 2014 15:13

hi,

German aerial recce ... in the Summer of '43 and in the Indian Ocean ...

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Post by sirius02 » 14 Apr 2014 19:43

It is the Greek merchant ship Efthalia Mari, sunk by U-177 on August 6, 1943, in the Indian Ocean, after being spotted by the sub´s Focke Achgelis Fa-331 Bachstelze rotor kite (the only occasion in which such kite was successfully used for its intended purpose)

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Post by Polar bear » 14 Apr 2014 22:17

hi, Sirius,

Well done; that is correct !

your turn to put up a question ...

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Post by sirius02 » 20 Apr 2014 00:48

If anyone feels up to the task of posting a question, please go ahead, I defer my chance....

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Post by bertamingo » 24 Apr 2014 08:15

OK, maybe I got one. What ship is this? Hint: It served 3 countries.
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Post by Polar bear » 24 Apr 2014 16:32

hi,

a German Sub-Chaser of 21st UJ-flottilla in the Aegean, but which one ?

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Post by Peter K. » 24 Apr 2014 18:06

... it´s a former vessel of the Royal and the Greek Navy!

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Post by bertamingo » 24 Apr 2014 22:42

Polar bear wrote:hi,

a German Sub-Chaser of 21st UJ-flottilla in the Aegean, but which one ?

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Yes, a Uj boat in the Aegean! So, which one :D

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Post by bertamingo » 24 Apr 2014 22:44

Peter K. wrote:... it´s a former vessel of the Royal and the Greek Navy!
Yes, former vessel served in Royal, Greek and German navies. So, the name of the boat is...? :D

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Post by Peter K. » 25 Apr 2014 16:47

UJ 2101, ex 12V1, ex STRYMON, ex CAPE OTWAY, ex GEORGE FENWICK

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Post by bertamingo » 25 Apr 2014 16:53

Peter K. wrote:UJ 2101, ex 12V1, ex STRYMON, ex CAPE OTWAY, ex GEORGE FENWICK
Bingo! Your turn, gentlemen :D

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