Where did the guns from Batterie Hänisch - Borkum go?

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Where did the guns from Batterie Hänisch - Borkum go?

Post by Janef » 18 Jan 2017 23:51

One of the 15 cm batteries on Borkum was the Batterie Hänisch with 4 - 15 cm SKL/45 in MPLC/13 apt. The "apt = aptiert i.e. modified" guns was 465 mm higher than a "normal" C/13 gun and could be elevated to 45 degrees (normal max elevation for a C/13 carriage was 19-22 degrees) This meant that the maximum range of the gun was about 23000 meters with a new barrel.
The guns were dismantled and used somewhere else, but so far I have no trace of the battery, although I suspect i to have gone to "Südost". After the Invasion in Normandy the battery position on Borkum was rearmed with 15 cm Tbts.L.C/36.
Any suggestions?

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Re: Where did the guns from Batterie Hänisch - Borkum go?

Post by jopaerya » 19 Jan 2017 10:47

Hello JEF

I have no 100% proof but I have read somewere that they went to Memel.

Regards Jos

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Re: Where did the guns from Batterie Hänisch - Borkum go?

Post by Janef » 19 Jan 2017 15:00

jopaerya wrote:Hello JEF

I have no 100% proof but I have read somewere that they went to Memel.

Regards Jos
You are right. They went to Memel, but now I found out what happened.
The guns went to Memel with the intention of beeing set up there, but were diverted by OKM to ship use in august 1940 as armament on the Artillerischiffe August, Helen, Ost and West.
August = SAT 3
Helene = SAT 4
Ost = SAT 1/SAT 28
West = SAT 2/SAT 20
Btw- SAT is an abbrevation for Schwere Artillerie Träger.
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Re: Where did the guns from Batterie Hänisch - Borkum go?

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Apr 2020 14:18

Hi all,

According to photo caption, this is a gun of Batterie Hänisch, The gun shield resembles that of an 15cm Tbts.L.C/36 gun.
According to JEF, after the Invasion in Normandy the battery position on Borkum was rearmed with 15cm Tbts.L.C/36.

Was this batterie with 15cm Tbts.L.C/36 guns named Batterie Hänisch, too ?

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Re: Where did the guns from Batterie Hänisch - Borkum go?

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Re: Where did the guns from Batterie Hänisch - Borkum go?

Post by TiesG » 16 Apr 2020 17:51

It is Hänisch. I made some pictures in 2018 with the wartime photo's I have. Can't be different!
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Re: Where did the guns from Batterie Hänisch - Borkum go?

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Apr 2020 18:00

Thanks, Jopaerya

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Re: Where did the guns from Batterie Hänisch - Borkum go?

Post by TiesG » 26 May 2022 20:27

I recently acquired a new photoalbum from Batterie Hänisch, Borkum. The pictures are dating from the early Kriegsmarine period around 1936-1937. On the picture you can see the 15 cm SKL/45 in MPLC/13 with Signalstelle Ost and the Peilstand 1 from Batterie Coronel.
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