The official AHF Kriegsmarine quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Kriegsmarine quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 19 Sep 2014 20:16

hi,

If you think of Admiral Graf Spee ... she was AFAIK never officially classified as a cruiser (by Germany).

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Re: The official AHF Kriegsmarine quiz thread

Post by bertamingo » 20 Sep 2014 01:47

No, Polar Bear, it was not it :D The missing one was a captured former cruiser hulk, served in auxiliary role for brief time in the KM, pretty much rarely known.

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Post by Polar bear » 20 Sep 2014 10:37

hi,

the more or less only possibility (and that's still a guess) for that could be Italian FR.11 ex French Jean-de-Vienne from 9/43 to 11/43.

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Re: The official AHF Kriegsmarine quiz thread

Post by bertamingo » 22 Sep 2014 02:46

Alright, the asnwer is ex-ORP Baltyk, an old cruiser served in the Polish navy and then reclassified as barracks ship. She was captured by Germans in Polish campaign of 1939, used by Kriegsmarine as a barracks ship for a short time, then finally got scraped in 1942.

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Re: The official AHF Kriegsmarine quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 22 Sep 2014 22:07

hi,

One E-boat of 1944 and more than 10 E-boats of 1945 had the most powerful motor ever built for these boats ... which motor was it ?

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Post by Polar bear » 06 Oct 2014 13:37

hi,

a 20 cyl. V-Diesel with 3.000 hp ..., with slight modifications in service with the Federal German Navy's FPBs from 1958 to 1984 ..

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Re: The official AHF Kriegsmarine quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 13 Oct 2014 10:20

hi,

without any interest shown in three weeks, the solution: Mercedes-Benz MB 518

The thread is open for the next question.

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Re: The official AHF Kriegsmarine quiz thread

Post by bertamingo » 18 Sep 2016 06:54

It's been almost two years since last question. While I don't have any question to offer, there is a little correction to my old question:
How many cruisers and ex-cruisers served during ww2 in German Kriegsmarine?

Building upon Polar Bear's list:
2 Pocket battleships (Admiral Scheer, Lützow), re-classified as cruiser in 1940
3 heavy cruisers Admiral Hipper-class
6 light cruisers (Emden, Karlsruhe, Köln, Königsberg, Leipzig, Nürnberg)
1 ex German, ex-Yugoslawian Gazelle-class cruiser (Niobe)
2 Hamburg-class ex-cruisers as support/barracks ships (Hamburg, Berlin)
2 Gazelle-class ex-cruisers as floating AAW batteries (Arcona, Medusa)
1 Gazelle-class ex-cruiser as barracks ship (Amazone)
1 Dutch ex-cruiser as AAW cruiser Niobe ex Gelderland)
plus
1 Polish ex-armoured cruiser as barracks ship before being scrapped in 1942 (ex-ORP Baltyk)
1 Danish ex-protected cruiser as barracks ship for German M-boat crews (ex-Hekla)
2 French/ex-Imperial German light cruisers as barracks ships for German U-boat crews before being scuttled to protect U-boat pens in 1944 (ex-French Strassburg/German Regensburg, ex-French Mulhouse/German Stralsund )

A total of 22 cruisers and ex-cruisers used by Kriegsmarine during ww2.

Not counting:
1. cruiser-equivalents not officially classified as cruisers.
2. cruisers and ex-cruisers used only as objects: floating targets, floating oil tanks, pontoons, blockships etc.
3. auxiliary cruisers and ex-auxiliary cruisers.
4. incompleted cruisers.

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Re: The official AHF Kriegsmarine quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 20 Nov 2017 15:12

hi,

after silence for more than 1 year, another attempt :

3 Schnellboote (E-boats) served on all three naval frontiers (Arctic, Baltic, Black Sea) in the Reich's war against the Soviet Union.

Their numbers ?

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 20 Nov 2017 19:23

Tough one pb!

Am I right in saying it's
1. s-boot flotille boats?

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Post by Polar bear » 20 Nov 2017 22:35

hi, Waleed,

well .. not quite. During the Black Sea years: yes.

As it' "tough", one hint : Baltic in 1941, Arctic in 1942, Black Sea in 1943-44

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Post by Polar bear » 27 Nov 2017 21:19

hi,

OK, one week without response, so, another hints : (1) all 3 boats had a two-digit-number, the first digit being the same for all three.

(2) The boats belonged to 2nd flotilla in the Baltic, to 8th flotilla in the Arctic and to 1st flotilla in the Black sea.

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Re: The official AHF Kriegsmarine quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 17 Dec 2017 20:05

hi,

as there's no one to provide an answer, the solution : boats S 42, S 45, S 46

The quiz thread is open, again.

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Re: The official AHF Kriegsmarine quiz thread

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 07 Jan 2018 16:02

So, what is the new question?
I want to join in :)

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Re: The official AHF Kriegsmarine quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 07 Jan 2018 16:21

I would say the next question is up to you as the Polar bear left it open, so please keep it alive and slightly simpler than the bears tough one :D

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