3) Who damaged/captured the soviet MTB TK-163?I've read of German MTBs
From 26.5.40 this boat was TKA Nr.47. It was captured by 3 S-Fl.
lupodimare89 wrote:4) 6 July 1941 Battle of Kolka. Of course the Soviet didn't destroy an "auxiliary cruiser" as claimed. But i've read online that the MRS-11 could have been damaged and that the M-23 was almost surely hit (i've read she could not communicate because her equipment was damaged in battle). Apart from German books that deny it, there is some archive/source that could mention moderate or light damages on the two ships?
M.23 was sent to reinforce conwoy escort ca. 1 hour before battle. Only MRS.11 and M.31 participated. Both ships has no damage.
lupodimare89 wrote:6) 18 July 1941 Soviet MTB TK-123 sunk.Who sunk her?
lupodimare89 wrote: 8) 22 July 1941 who sunk the MTB TK-71 ad a "little tug"? it was with gunfire?
3 S-Flotilla. Little tug was LAICHPLESIS, icebreaking tug.
lupodimare89 wrote: 10) 1 August 1941 Apart for the unrealistic claim of destroyer Silnyi to have sunk an enemy "torpedo boat". She may have possibly fough some unit? I've also read about an hard clash of crafts: with TK-74 that sunk RA-55, TK-84 sunk RA-53 and the soviet TK-122 sunk by unknown RA
Never heard about SILNYI's claim. That day soviet claimed 1 DD LEBERECHT MAAS type and one T-boat JAGUAR type sunk by TKA - 4 boats from Osel attacked enemy convoy. TKA-103 was lightly damaged in that clash. In reality it was pinasse from MRS.12, sweeping road in Riga gulf. "DD" and "TB" was minesweepers M.3/4/8/7/20 from 1 MS-Fl, that covered little sweepers. Germans has no damage or losses from all attack - by aircrafts, TKA and destroyers ARTEM and ENGELS. Two more DD, STATNYI and SUROVYI can't locate enemy. Additionally soviets claimed 1 transport and 3 DD damaged by mines.
lupodimare89 wrote: 11) night of 12 August 1941 on Lake Peipus was fought a battle between Soviet gunboats and German patrols. No damage inflicted on both said. There are other data? (Number of units involved ecc.)
Gunboat EMBACH and two KM-cutters landed scout group. On way back one cutter meet german watch cutter and sunk them (soviet claim). I have no idea who was from other side and was this cutter sunk or not.
lupodimare89 wrote: 12) 21 August 1941 Soviet sources are pretty much insistent that destroyers Artem and Surovyi attacked, shelled and heavily damaged (but not sunk) two armed merchants and received also fire from them. Apart for explicit denial, there are some archive's data that mentions merchant units damaged in that date? Maybe due air attack.
Both soviet DD reported 2 transports, 1 motor schooner and 6 cutters, from which both TR was set to fire, schooner beached, two cutters sunk. In reality this was 4th wave of 10. Fahrenbatallion o nher way in Riga gulf. Fahren was beachen, no human casualties. I don't know names fro Fahren or theirs tactical numbers.
lupodimare89 wrote: 15) 27 August 1941 Soviet MTBs TK-94 (at the time named TK-57) and others 4 units claim to have fought and heavily damaged "two tugs", some other data?
From soviet side there was 2 trasports in Irben strait. 4 TKA searched them, but find only 2 schooners and 2 tugs near Kolkasrags. 1"tug" escaped, second beached. In reality it was two german KuMo - ADELE and DIETE KORNER. Both beached without human losses.
lupodimare89 wrote: 15) 2 September 1944 Soviet MTB TK-94 claim to have attacked two "escorts" , one later "finished" by TK-67 and TK-154. Some data?
This was M.3 and M.20, no damage.
lupodimare89 wrote: 16) 27 September 1944 Light cruiser Emden and Leipzig repulsed an attack of MTB, and TK-83 was sunk. Still soviets claim that Leipzig was hit and was later put on repair until June 1942. ... Are avaible detailed data about the kind of repairs done by on Leipzig?
I can't understand this statments abouts "hiding damage" or "absence of clear data" tonight, when anyone can buy and read LEIPZIG's KTB in BA/MA or NARA. There absolutely NO trace of any damage from TKA or soviet guns. And there is no any evidence, that germans "hide" damages in own top secrets documents. Hide from whom, from themselves?
lupodimare89 wrote: 21) Attack on Krasnoye Znamya by Syoksy, Vinha and Vihuri. There was a list of Soviet causalities?
64 men lost.
lupodimare89 wrote: 27) 14 May 1944 Soviet MO-122 sunk by German MTBs. Other data?
6 S-Fl, germans has 2 wounded.
lupodimare89 wrote: 29) 30 May 1944 Soviet MTB TK-94 and others claim to have attacked eney "ship" and have sunk one of them.
This was watch group of 4 minesweepers with M.37 in head. They suffered 1 man seriously wounded.
lupodimare89 wrote: 32) 30 June 1944. Details about the sinking of TK-43, TK-63 and TK-161 vs German forces. Who sunk them? Total causalities? Possible light damages on German crafts?
There was 2 sub-clashes. In one fought german 3 MS-Fl and finnish MTB, in second only MS-Boote. In first one TKA sunk, 4 men taken prisoner, in second 2 TKA sunk. Germans has no human losses, only veri little damage. From soviet point of view this was already 1/07/44.
lupodimare89 wrote: 33) 8 July 1944 Soviet Mtb TK-31 sunk by Finnish gunboat Uusimaa. Further details?
No such loss from soviet side.
lupodimare89 wrote: 34) 15 July 1944. German torpedo boats T-8, T-10, T-30 claimed to have sunk a Soviet minesweeper. Actually Tszcz-218 was damaged but no sunk. Details about human losses? Possible light/splinter damage on Germans?
Battle was on 16 July to soviets p.o.view. Participated TUCHA, minesweepers Nrs. 211 and 217 and MO-121. Last was hit, suffered casualty of 7 wounded and was towed to Lavensaari. From german side only boiler failure reported.
lupodimare89 wrote: 35) 17 August 1944 while German torpedo boats T-30 and T-32 were sunk by mines, i've read of T-22 that COULD have been torpedoed by Soviet MTBs.
Both sink on mines soviets saved some people from lifeboats.
lupodimare89 wrote: 36) 18 November 1944 Germans reported an hard fight of their MTBs vs soviet gunboats and MTB, with S-68 and S-116 damaged and no soviet crafts sunk or damaged. Damages on German MTBs could beinflicted by aircraft, but also by soviet crafts considering it was probably a close engagement. Further details?
TKA Nr. 801 was damaged in clash with enemy ships. S-68 has one shot from soviet ships. Other damage made by La-5 from 3 GIAP.