Missing Gun from the SMS Königsberg

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Re: Missing Gun from the SMS Königsberg

Post by Chris Dale » 04 Jan 2024 14:34

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Re: Missing Gun from the SMS Königsberg

Post by Tanzania » 06 Jan 2024 07:49

Kallag wrote:
03 Jan 2024 10:32

This also helps in clearing the caption of the attached IWM image which reads "German Steamer HEDVISCH or ROVUMA scuttled in Rufigi delta. This wreck was undiscovered until 1921"




I can well understand the irritation of the British. Both the "Hedwig" (HEDWISCH) and the "Rovuma" (ROVUMA) were
part of the so-called tender flotilla for the "SMS Königsberg" in the Rufiji River and were scuttled on 9. October 1915.


11514779.jpg
Original Source: https://sammlungen.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/ ... 4/11514779

Rufiji Tender Flottila.png

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Re: Missing Gun from the SMS Königsberg

Post by Tanzania » 06 Jan 2024 08:12

By the way; - here are the "Rovuma" with his sister ship "Rufiji", which was also scuttled on 9.Oktober 1915

Rovuma and Rufiji in Daressalam.png
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Re: Missing Gun from the SMS Königsberg

Post by danebrog » 09 Feb 2024 21:58

Massassi gun
konigsberg-gun-destroyed-at-massasi-1917.jpg
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Re: Missing Gun from the SMS Königsberg

Post by Tanzania » 10 Feb 2024 10:15

danebrog wrote:
09 Feb 2024 21:58
Massassi gun konigsberg-gun-destroyed-at-massasi-1917.jpg
Nice; - The different layers of the gun barrel due to production technology are very clearly visible.

Source?

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Re: Missing Gun from the SMS Königsberg

Post by danebrog » 10 Feb 2024 13:25

Huh? Source? Isn't it under the picture....?
No, it doesn't...
Age inexorably takes its toll, sigh

Here it is:
https://oncallinafrica.com/stories/

Also found this:
Muansa.jpg
http://samilitaryhistory.org/vol171as.html

And this:
Howe.jpg
https://hovehistory.blogspot.com/2016/02/hove-guns.html
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Re: Missing Gun from the SMS Königsberg

Post by Chris Dale » 11 Feb 2024 23:28

Great to still see some new photos.
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