15 cm K 18 Cap de la Haque

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15 cm K 18 Cap de la Haque

Post by jopaerya » 08 Nov 2010 19:27

Hello

Does somebody has information on this planned batterie 15 cm K 18 at Cap de la Haque ??

23.05.1944 Geplante Bau einer minierten Kavernenanlage für eine 15 cm K.18 Batterie auf Cap de la Hague (Eichele)

Information is from the Wehrgeologen , the is underground tunnel near Cap de la Haque ( Auderville ) ??

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Re: 15 cm K 18 Cap de la Haque

Post by Manuferey » 12 Nov 2010 00:18

Hi Jos,

The only mine with its network of underground tunnels I know in the northwest of the Cotentin peninsula is the iron mine of Dielette, near Flamanville, which was closed in 1962. Most of the mine was actually under the sea.

Knowing that the 4./1262 at Cap de Flamanville with its 4 x 17 cm K18 had been moved to Fort des Fourches next to Cherbourg (and assuming that it had been done prior to D-Day), the Germans may have wanted to replace the 4./1262 with this 15 cm K18 battery to cover the southern edge of the Vauville Bay. :idea:

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Re: 15 cm K 18 Cap de la Haque

Post by jopaerya » 13 Nov 2010 07:02

Thanks Emmanuel

For the information , I have some picture's from the underground corridor , I will try to find them .

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Re: 15 cm K 18 Cap de la Haque

Post by Manuferey » 13 Nov 2010 17:17

Jos,

Another interesting point: the only HKB batteries with 15 cm K18 I could find in the 7th and 15th Army's sectors were installed on the Channel Islands, thus, not too far from the northwestern coast of the Cotentin - 12./1265 HKB Blücher (Alderney)13./1265 HKB Arsenal 4 (Guernsey) and 14./1265 HKB Cobo (Guernsey).

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Re: 15 cm K 18 Cap de la Haque

Post by jopaerya » 14 Nov 2010 10:32

Manu

It could be a messure to close the gap between Alderney and Cap de la Haque , because the works on M.K.B. Greville
( 38 cm S.K.C/34 in twin turrets ) were stopped in early 1944 in favor of gunbunkers for medium naval gun batteries ?

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Re: 15 cm K 18 Cap de la Haque

Post by jopaerya » 20 Nov 2010 15:30

Hello

Here some picture's from Dirk Peeters from the underground tunnel at W.n.357 .

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Re: 15 cm K 18 Cap de la Haque

Post by moonraker » 22 Nov 2010 22:52

hi jos,
I is not proof but I think the Germans had started work on the shelf or end of the stollen Auderville. there's more hole in the rock that plan shortly be building a bunker.

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Re: 15 cm K 18 Cap de la Haque

Post by jopaerya » 31 Mar 2015 20:41

Found a NARA document with information on the 15 cm K 18 near Cap de la Haque .

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