Heavy gunbatteries in Greece

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Heavy gunbatteries in Greece

Post by jopaerya » 25 Jan 2007 17:00

Hello All

Who knows if the German troops used the double 30.5 cm turrets at Aegina (Greece) during the second world war , the guns were placed in 1932 by the Greeks and were from the battleship Limnos ( ex USS Idoha ) and are they still there ???
Also looking for information about the 20,3 cm batterie at Cap Papas near Patras .

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Post by S_haule » 25 Jan 2007 18:29

For Aegina, look at : http://www.modern-ruins-images.com/vimu ... jekte.html

About Cap Capas :

Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 617

Formed 5.43 and moved to Patras/Greece (6.43). 7.44 at Cap Papas with 13 batteries. Disbanded 10.44 during the evacuation of Greece.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Westgriechenland.

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Post by jopaerya » 25 Jan 2007 18:44

Thanks Sébastien

Do you know if the guns are still there ?

Regards Jos

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Post by S_haule » 25 Jan 2007 18:50

Hi Jos,

According to the actual picture of Aegina, the gun had been scrapped, but many bunkers remains, and one building have a German fresco. For Cap Papas, I didn't find other informations.

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Post by jopaerya » 06 Feb 2007 18:47

Hi

According to some books this would be
the turrets fom the battery at Aegina ?

Regards Jos
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Post by Sitzkrieg » 06 Feb 2007 19:22

Here is the HNGS website page on the Lemnos: http://www.hellenicnavy.gr/lhmnos_bb24_en.asp
The turret appears to be identical.

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Post by jopaerya » 06 Feb 2007 19:38

Thanks Sitzkrieg

I have contact them , but did not recieve a awnser yet .

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Post by Sitzkrieg » 07 Feb 2007 10:28

Good luck ;)

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Post by jopaerya » 20 Sep 2007 10:33

Hello All

A new photo of the heavy batterie with double 30.5 cm turrets at Aegina .
http://cgi.ebay.de/1-Org-Foto-Geschuetz ... dZViewItem

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Post by jopaerya » 22 Nov 2007 20:34

Hello All

Here a other photo of this batterie .

Photo = Ebay.de

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Re: Heavy gunbatteries in Greece

Post by jopaerya » 16 Oct 2009 19:38

Hello

Here a other photo of this batterie from Ebay.de

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Re: Heavy gunbatteries in Greece

Post by jopaerya » 07 Jan 2010 20:06

Hello

Here some more pictures of the same batterie from Ebay.de

Regards Jos
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Re: Heavy gunbatteries in Greece

Post by covercam » 16 Aug 2010 00:11

Hi
This is my first post to this form and am helping a friend who dose not use a computer. He is working on an article for publication about this battery and would like to use the pictures.
Dan Rowbottom

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Re: Heavy gunbatteries in Greece

Post by jopaerya » 16 May 2011 18:00

Hello

According to the photocaption this hould be at Cap Papas or just Aegina , photo from Ebay ??

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Re: Heavy gunbatteries in Greece

Post by ludvig » 17 May 2011 08:12

Hello Jos,
Great find ! J have been hunting for photos for many years !
It is a 8 in Mark 6 twin naval turret from Limnos .
The 8 in twin turret is very similar to 12 in twin naval
turret ( Cap Tourlos ) , both have 3 x local sight hoods .
On the 8 in the local sight hoods are more close than
12 in + at only 12 in had a flat roof .
Interesting these 8 in twin turrets were manned by Greek
crews , then Italian and at last German crews . Interesting note :
" 13/617 Kap Papas 4 x 20,30 cm (a) 19 000 "
regards
ludvig

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