German bases in NA

Discussions on all aspects of the German Colonies and Overseas Expeditions. Hosted by Chris Dale.
User avatar
Lupo Solitario
Posts: 1141
Joined: 21 Mar 2002 18:39
Location: Italy, country of sun, wine and morons

German bases in NA

Post by Lupo Solitario » 12 Jan 2007 19:49

Hi all

I've recently learned that German Navy had placed a submarine base in Misurata, Lybia during WWI...Do you know something more about it?

User avatar
Posts: 35
Joined: 02 Jan 2007 22:22
Location: Germany - Ruhr Area

Post by Seesoldat » 12 Jan 2007 23:01

Dear Lupo,

as far as I know there didn´t exist any German naval base in todays Libya! The base of the German Navy in the Mediteranean was on the territory of the Ottoman Empire. The German submarines were based i. e. in Konstantinopel. Serveral times did they stay off the Libyean coast and set revolutionists ashore.



User avatar
Chris Dale
Host - German Colonies
Posts: 1953
Joined: 21 Apr 2004 14:48
Location: UK

Post by Chris Dale » 13 Jan 2007 00:06

The German assistance to the Libyan Rebellion has been breifly discussed here-

Posts: 87
Joined: 02 Dec 2004 14:22

Post by Kuno2 » 13 Jan 2007 05:41

There was a support to the Libyan Freedom Fighters done by german submarines durign WW1. As far as I recall, the goods had been brought ashore in the marmarican town of BARDIA near the egyptian frontier. Together with this operations, the same german sub had shelled as well the british harbour fort (was not that big & important one) of MERSA MATRUH. However; e fully established naval base did not exist along the libyan shore at that time.

Return to “German Colonies and Overseas Expeditions”