Help Id these heavy coastal guns

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by tristan-gereon » 09 Jan 2022 16:45

Hi,
thanks for your help!
Because of the design of the Kesselbettung - the overhang - I think it is Hamburg in Cherbourg.
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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Manuferey » 09 Jan 2022 22:02

Oliver,

The picture can be found in Bundesarchiv on line.
The location is indicated as Kirkenes, Küstenbatterie Mestersand (with a question mark):
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Archivtitel: Norwegen, bei Kirkenes, Kjelmøy.- Artilleriesoldaten beim Laden eines schweren Geschützes der Küstenbatterie Mestersand (?) mit einer Granate; PK 680

Here is another picture of the same series from the same photographer.
Bundesarchiv101I-110-1664-29.jpg
Bild 101I-110-1664-29
Archivtitel: Norwegen, bei Kirkenes, Kjelmøy.- Artilleriesoldaten beim Transport einer Granate für ein schweres Geschütz der Küstenbatterie Mestersand (?); PK 680

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by tristan-gereon » 10 Jan 2022 19:57

Hi,
I cannot find this overhaul in Batterie Skagerrak/Sylt or Norway and Batterie Hamburg/Norderney.
There could be one at Hamburg/Cherbourg.
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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Jan 2022 22:12

Hi all,

Is this gun an 28cm SK L45 ?? Which could be the battery?

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by tristan-gereon » 12 Jan 2022 18:36

Hello,
maybe Batterie Tirpitz near Kiel or - I think so - Batteie Prinz Heinrich on Fehmarn.
Two weeks ago there was another pic to buy on e..y.
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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Jan 2022 16:26

Thank you, Oliver.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 27 Jan 2022 23:19

Hi all,

A small image from Ebay: I think an 28cm SK L45 gun, probably. Any idea ?

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by ROLAND1369 » 28 Jan 2022 03:03

I would agree that these are 280 mm 45 cd guns and from the terrain and weather would bet this is one of the 2 280 mm guns of the Prinz Heinrich battery, They were removed from their original location and emplaced outside Leningrad and use to shell it and the naval base of Kronstadt.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by ROLAND1369 » 28 Jan 2022 03:35

Just for info, if these are in fact bty Prinz Heinrich, for fixed heavy coastal artillery they were quite mobile. Pre war they were emplaced on Fehmarn island. In 1940 they moved forward to the Atlantic Wall where they were emplaced near Calais. In 1943 they were moved back east near Leningrad where they were lost in the German retreat of 1944.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Jan 2022 19:56

ROLAND1369 wrote
I would agree that these are 280 mm 45 cd guns and from the terrain and weather would bet this is one of the 2 280 mm guns of the Prinz Heinrich battery, They were removed from their original location and emplaced outside Leningrad and use to shell it and the naval base of Kronstadt.
Hi ROLAND1369

Well, It is possible that you are right. The only photos I have seen of this battery on the Leningrad front show the guns in a position protected by logs while in this photo the gun appears to be emplaced without any protection, but it is also possible that these protections were put up at a later time than the of the photo....

Actually I have seen very few photos of this battery, both in its original location and in its later locations in France and Russia...

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by ROLAND1369 » 28 Jan 2022 22:15

I would agree. I don't think I have ever see a photo in its original location.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by ROLAND1369 » 28 Jan 2022 22:22

I agree, I have seen no photos of this very elusive battery in its original location.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Feb 2022 23:38

Hi all,

Any idea about this image?
According to Ebay photo caption, Norway, Larvik

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