The Schnellebootewaffe And MAS Boats--General Discussion

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8O ...I thought I-67 was lost during excercises in 1940......Varjag

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S-Boats picking up downed US/RAF airmen

Post by papalima » 06 Jul 2007 10:57

Hi Guys,
I have been talking to my Uncle, who served in the 8th
AAF and he said that sometimes when a B-17 or B-24
could not make it back to base, they would call for the
S-Boats to pickem up after ditching. I was hoping someone
here might have some intell on this....


Semper Fi
Paul

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Post by kansuke » 20 Sep 2007 10:45

Marcus Wendel wrote:
Arvo L. Vercamer wrote:Esteemed Sir;

Regarding your query on the type of armaments carried on S-Boote; I
offer the following
for your consideration:

S-1 - 2xTorp; 1x20mm
S-2-5 - 2xTorp; 1x20mm
S-6-9 - 2xTorp; 1x20mm
S-10-13 - 2xTorp; 1x20mm
S-14-17 - 4xTorp; 1x20mm
S-18-25 - 4xTorp; 1x20mm
S-26-29 - 4xTorp; 2x20mm
S-30-37 - 2xTorp; 2x20mm
S-38-53 - 4xTorp; 2x20mm
S-54-61 - 2xTorp; 2x20mm
S-62-80 - 4xTorp; 2x20mm
S-81-83 - 4xTorp; 1x40mm; 1x20mm
S-84-97 - 4xTorp; 2x20mm
S-98-99 - 4xTorp; 1x40mm; 1x20mm
S-100 - 4xTorp; 1x40mm; 1x20mm
S-101-133 - 4xTorp; 2x20mm
S-134-135 - 4xTorp; 2x20mm
S-136 - 4xTorp; 2x20mm
S-137 - 4xTorp; 2x20mm
S-138-146 - 4xTorp; 2x20mm
S-147-150 - 4xTorp; 1x40mm; 1x20mm
S-151-158 - 2xTorp; 1x15mm; 1x20mm
S-159-166 - 4xTorp; 2x20mm (proposed, boats not built)
S-167-186 - 4xTorp; 2x20mm
S-187-194 - 4xTorp; 2x20mm
S-195-200 - 4xTorp; 1x40mm; 1x20mm; 2xMG34
S-201-202 - 4xTorp; 1x40mm; 1x20mm; 2xMG34
S-203-218 - 4xTorp; 1x40mm; 1x20mm; 2xMG34
S-219-228 - 4xTorp; 6x30mm
S-229-300 (proposed, boats not built)
S-301-307 - 4xTorp; 6x30mm
S-308-500 (proposed, boats not built)
S-701-709 - 4xTorp; 6x30mm
S-710-800 (proposed, boats not built)

Hope this helps. Thank you and regards. Arvo L. V.
Searching for S-100 an S-38b in Black Sea I find this Post, but this info I tink can't be correct.

S-38 class wase armed whit-bow mounted 2cm cannon, 2xMG34 amidship (only s38b) and 2cm or 4cm cannon on the aft deck.
S-100 class wwas armed whit-bow mounted 2cm cannon, 2x2cm cannon amidship and 3,7 cm cannon on the aft deck.
Sometime the 3,7 cannon was replaced whit an 4cm bofors cannon.
(source schnellboot in action)

there is no 3,7cm cannon in the list, only S-195-200 S-201-202 S-203-218 in the list have all 3 weapon mount listed (armed like s38b but some of them was s-100)

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Re: S-Boats picking up downed US/RAF airmen

Post by varjag » 20 Sep 2007 11:26

papalima wrote:Hi Guys,
I have been talking to my Uncle, who served in the 8th
AAF and he said that sometimes when a B-17 or B-24
could not make it back to base, they would call for the
S-Boats to pickem up after ditching. I was hoping someone
here might have some intell on this....


Semper Fi
Paul
Surprised! How - would bombers of the 8th - contact any S-Boot at sea??? Unless they were lucky enough to spot one on the water - hmm, unlikely...
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Post by Andreas » 20 Sep 2007 20:52

They could presumably just transmit in clear with the co-ordinates where one of their fellows was going down. If it was close to the German occupied coast it maybe a choice between them becoming POW or drowning, since the RAF rescue service probably did not operate that far out?

All the best

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Post by varjag » 23 Sep 2007 12:36

Andreas wrote:They could presumably just transmit in clear with the co-ordinates where one of their fellows was going down. If it was close to the German occupied coast it maybe a choice between them becoming POW or drowning, since the RAF rescue service probably did not operate that far out?

All the best

Andreas
It seems simple, but I don't think the S-Boote were tuned to the frequencies used by the 8th. Besides, the RAF rescue was far more frequent and efficient than the odd German S-boot that happened in the area :roll: , Varjag

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Re: S-Boats picking up downed US/RAF airmen

Post by John T » 23 Sep 2007 12:57

papalima wrote:Hi Guys,
I have been talking to my Uncle, who served in the 8th
AAF and he said that sometimes when a B-17 or B-24
could not make it back to base, they would call for the
S-Boats to pickem up after ditching. I was hoping someone
here might have some intell on this....


Semper Fi
Paul
Well, may I assume that your Uncle talked about an Allied S-boat?
As USAF personnel I suspect he used the German name for an Allied boat rather than expecting that Kriegsmarine would pick him up?
In the same fasion as all Anti aircraft artillery was called FLAK (the German term) and Allison Chalmers tractors where called Caterpillars?

So what I think we could say for solid is, that he knew that if they got into truble, there where some guys in small fast boats waiting to pick you up.
If he ever experienced their hospitality I supposed he would not bother if it was Vosper, Fairmile or whatever as long they brought him ashore :)


Cheers
/JohnT.

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Re: The Schnellebootewaffe And MAS Boats--General Discussion

Post by tigre » 11 Sep 2019 00:39

Hello to all :D; a complement............................

Schnellboot-Begleitschiff "A.Lüderitz" .

"Adolf Lüderitz" entered service as a mothership for the 3rd S-Flotilla. Since the flotilla moved to the Mediterranean, the "Adolf Lüderitz" was reassigned in November 1941 to the new 8th S-Flotilla. On June 24, 1942 the ship was assigned to the 6th flotilla. From 1943 until the end of the war, it belonged to the 1.Schnellboots-Schulflottille. His twin ship was the "Carl Peters".

Source: http://s-boot.net/adolf%20luederitz.html
https://picclick.de/org-Foto-Wehrmacht- ... 12302.html

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Kriegsmarine Schnellboote in WW II

Post by Polar bear » 28 Mar 2020 00:05

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