Juha Tompuri wrote:
lupodimare89 wrote:As feared, Morozov reply is not an hoped one
Probably not the best (english) words to express it.
It's just that digging into little known/explored naval events that could actually bring something of new or revalued it's still a bit thrilling, especially considering I take some time with them only for 100% hobby.
(and it actually occurred few times in the past, into the now-long block of pages of this discussion).
However there is every time some kind of "predisposition" to think at the less important/thrilling/fascinating/unexpected explanations of the events (that are most often the common one: sinking of targets due secondary or minory reasons, impossibility to clearly establish them etc...)
It's still part of the job, because when something of unexpected turns to be plausible or confirmed, it's a satisfaction.
(for Igor mostly)
While having temporarily delayed the check of KTB, i've tried to clean-up and read some old discussions, and few things I would like to check better:
17 May 1943
On the second target hit by S-56, the unexploded torpedo+light damage, you've previously named the ship "Warteland"
MM didn't mentioned WARTELAND?
Checking a bit online the name should not be actually "Wartheland" as I've seen in every other places?
(from the "Reichsgau Wartheland")
But this is a minor detail: equally minor is the GRT:
Conflicting sources, with 3676 GRT, but also 3716 GRT (possibly mistake?) http://warsailors.com/forum/read.php?1, ... 9#msg-2529
and 3678 GRT http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... &start=225
1 Sept 43
L-22 torpedoed and damaged German merchant Rüdesheimer (2036 GRT) torpedo. Cargo of timber.
Morozov listed this one just as damaged (=) but on this old page:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... &start=270
It's said that it was not restored during the war.
Morozov missed it, or it was actually restored&returned in service?
Two things for the famous K-21
First of all the attack on motorboats in Vogen (that actually now appears to have caused nothing).
It was on 20 Feb 43, right? Because i've also listed on a file 12 Feb 43 (possible mistake confunding with the more successful encounter on 12 Apr 43)
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... highlight=
Also, probably, transport "Rigel" (3828 brt) was damaged on mine from K-21 10.11.1941.
This one I think to remember to have read something, but could not found further data now...
Last one (on that old topic)
(one successful - 19.11.1943, 2 warships, 2 torpedos from 5 cables, German decoy-ship "Schiff 20" 992 brt was heavily damaged and run aground),
It seems a bit weird, but also here there is something that puzzle me...
Also if I am right ship should be the "Nerissa" sunk in 1944 by soviet TKA
speak about a failure.