Torpedo Bunkers in Norway

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Re: Torpedo Bunkers in Norway

Post by deadpixels.ru » 09 Jan 2010 22:05

Torpedo battery Siebruniemi (Petsamo fjord)
http://www.deadpixels.ru/north/petsamof ... index.html

There are 2 bunkers. As I understand, each bunker is for 2 launching tubes. Am I right?

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Re: Torpedo Bunkers in Norway

Post by AvB » 10 Jan 2010 17:21

Nice website, great pictures!

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Re: Torpedo Bunkers in Norway

Post by jopaerya » 02 Jan 2011 18:26

Hello

According to the photocaption from Ebay this should be in Norway .

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Re: Torpedo Bunkers in Norway

Post by Natter » 02 Jan 2011 19:03

jopaerya wrote:According to the photocaption from Ebay this should be in Norway .
I'm not 100% certain (I have never seen photos from this site before), but if these photos are from Norway, I think it's the norwegian pre-war test-station for torpedoes at Tronvik (Jeløy) oustide Moss...

The station was used by the germans during WW2, as well as by the Norwegian navy again after the war.

The site can be seen on current aerial photos at http://www.norgeibilder.no/ (enter the UTM-position 6590254 (nord) and 590987 (øst) at the "Geografisk søk" tab).

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Re: Torpedo Bunkers in Norway

Post by jopaerya » 02 Jan 2011 19:13

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Re: Torpedo Bunkers in Norway

Post by Natter » 02 Jan 2011 20:21

Here's a complete list of WW2 torpedobatteries in Norway, with positions given in decimaldegrees (for use at Google Earth) and UTM32 (for use at Norge i Bilder - "Norway in pictures", were you'll find aerial photos of superior quality compared to the satelite photos on Google Earth):

MKB 2/MEA 5/501 Torpedobatterie Kaholm, Oscarsborg (ex-norwegian): 10,607777 E 59,677736 N / 590542 E 6616618 N
MKB 12/504 "Sperrbatterie Bergen" Torpedobatterie Kvarven, Kvarven (ex-norwegian): 5,243249 E 60,399148 N / 293060 E 6701768 N
MAA 504 Torpedobatterie Ljones, Tørvikbygd: 6,158377 E 60,247928 N / 342720 E 6682409 N
MAA 504 Torpedobatterie Raune, Lerøy: 5,170234 E 60,231373 N / 287957 E 6683333 N
MAA 504 Torpedobatterie Hjelte, Herdla: 4,941930 E 60,576627 N / 277696 E 6722493 N
MAA 504 Torpedobatterie Rutledal, Videhammaren: 5,209649 E 61,077228 N / 295573 E 6777311 N
MAA 504 Torpedobatterie Angelshaug, Angelshaug: 5,193673 E 61,899132 N / 300057 E 6868805 N
Torpedobatterie Nordlandet, Kolvik: 7,852471 E 63,134717 N / 442145 E 7001116 N
Torpedobatterie Julholmen, Julneset: 6,968480 E 62,734914 N / 396178 E 6957691 N
Torpedobatterie Otteröy-Süd, Klauset: 6,724049 E 62,670103 N / 383436 E 6950891 N
Torpedobatterie Hasselvik (1), Hysneståa: 9,805621 E 63,627204 N / 539927 E 7055725 N
Torpedobatterie Hasselvik (2), Sørviknes: 9,824550 E 63,609209 N / 540891 E 7053732 N
MKB 4/506 Torpedobatterie Hambaara, Hambårneset: 9,742979 E - 63,612876 N / 536841 E - 7054091 N
MAA 506 Torpedobatterie Ledgangsholm, Kvalen: 11,128162 E - 64,51986 N / 602140 E 7156658 N
MKB 6/516 Torpedobatterie Korshavn, Korshavn: 16,566318 E 68,415836 N / 809964 E 7608293 N
MKB 6/516 Torpedobatterie Porsöy, Porsøy (demolished a couple of years ago): 16,601802 E 68,422414 N / 811321 E 7609202 N
Torpedobatterie Bökfjord, Raudberget (never completed): 30,156865 E 69,812255 N / 1300572 E 7885711 N
Torpedobatterie Siebruniemi, Petsamo Finland/Russia (never completed): 31,4667604 E 69,6606087 N / 1354403 E 7887631 N

Torpedo test-station, Tronvik: 10,604358 E 59,44098 N / 6590254 E 590987 N


PS: In Google Earth coordinates should be entered in the format N.N, E.E (sorry for any inconvenience in regards of copy & paste from the list... ;-) )

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Re: Torpedo Bunkers in Norway

Post by Natter » 02 Jan 2011 20:24

jopaerya wrote:Takk Natter
YW. Having studied the photos as well as the map/ aerial photos more, I am 99% sure it's Tronvik.

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Re: Torpedo Bunkers in Norway

Post by Natter » 02 Jan 2011 21:56

BTW: Here are the positions for other torpedobatteries in the Atlantic wall that I'm aware of (all mentioned earlier in this thread). Possible additions would be highly appreciated!
Positions given in decimal degrees only (for Google Earth: format N.N, E.E):

Torpedobatterie Pointe de Cornouaille, Roscanvel (FR): -4,56707 E 48,33123 N
Torpedobatterie Pointe Robert, Fort Robert (FR): -4,55675 E 48,33639 N
Torpedobatterie Flushing/ Vlissingen (NL): 3,57586 E 51,43825 N

PS: Please give feedback on the names, as I'm not sure these are correct...

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Re: Torpedo Bunkers in Norway

Post by Natter » 02 Jan 2011 22:11

Natter wrote:
jopaerya wrote:Takk Natter
YW. Having studied the photos as well as the map/ aerial photos more, I am 99% sure it's Tronvik.
Confirmed by locals in the norwegian Coastal-fortress forum.

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Re: Torpedo Bunkers in Norway

Post by jopaerya » 03 Jan 2011 17:28

Thanks again Natter

For the 100% I.D. , here the decimal degrees for the Torpedo batterie at Vlissingen
51.438260, 3.575878 +51° 26' 17.74", +3° 34' 33.16" , when you visit the place you
can see the 2 iron curves for the torpedo batterie .

At Brest there was also a flat boat with a torpedo batterie opposite of Pointe de Cornouaille .

Drawing = report of Gen.Fahrmbacher

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Re: Torpedo Bunkers in Norway

Post by Natter » 03 Jan 2011 18:34

jopaerya wrote:For the 100% I.D. , here the decimal degrees for the Torpedo batterie at Vlissingen
51.438260, 3.575878
Thank you. Yes, that's the posistion I had noticed.
jopaerya wrote:can see the 2 iron curves for the torpedo batterie .
Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean with "curve" in this context?
jopaerya wrote:At Brest there was also a flat boat with a torpedo batterie opposite of Pointe de Cornouaille .
Interesting. Seems the germans implemented those many places (there were several "schwimmende torpedobatterie" in Norway as well - and in Denmark as far as I know).

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Re: Torpedo Bunkers in Norway

Post by jopaerya » 03 Jan 2011 19:00

Hello Natter

Here some picture's of the inside of the torpedo bunker at Vlissingen ,
you can see the curved rail under one of the two torpedo tube's .

Photo's = Walcheren from J. den Hollander and H.Sakkers

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Re: Torpedo Bunkers in Norway

Post by Natter » 03 Jan 2011 22:09

jopaerya wrote:Here some picture's of the inside of the torpedo bunker at Vlissingen ,
you can see the curved rail under one of the two torpedo tube's .
Ok, now I see :-) Thank you, great photos!

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Re: Torpedo Bunkers in Norway

Post by Polar bear » 03 Jan 2011 22:21

hi,

the "curved rail" is a "rotating base", in German "Drehkranz"

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Re: Torpedo Bunkers in Norway

Post by JKernwerk » 04 Jan 2011 20:05

Here a picture from E-Bay.
It is also Vlissingen.
Greetings Jack.
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