Let's Build: Schwere Kreuzer Blücher

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Post by Erik E » 24 Nov 2007 01:51

As the ship passed the torpedo battery at Nordre Kaholmen, Blüchers speed was calculated to only 7 knots. 2 torpedoes were launced and both found it`s target soon afterwards. Water filled up the engine room, and the ship was not moving anymore.
Here is a photo of the rather simple but effective "aiming device" which was used on 9. April 1940 to sink the Blücher. Currently on display at the Oscarsborg museum.
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Re: Let's Build: Schwere Kreuzer Blücher

Post by tigre » 10 Jan 2019 04:15

Hello to all :D; more...............................

Launching of the Schwere Kreuzer Blücher, June 8, 1937.

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Re: Let's Build: Schwere Kreuzer Blücher

Post by tigre » 10 Feb 2019 18:51

Hello to all :D; more: Launching of the Schwere Kreuzer Blücher, June 8, 1937.
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Re: Let's Build: Schwere Kreuzer Blücher

Post by tigre » 24 Jul 2020 18:41

Hello to all :D; more: Launching of the Schwere Kreuzer Blücher, June 8, 1937.
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Re: Let's Build: Schwere Kreuzer Blücher

Post by tigre » 31 Jul 2020 17:58

Hello to all :D; more: Indienststellung of the Schwere Kreuzer Blücher.

On September 20, 1939, a few days after the outbreak of war, the German Navy was able to put its newest and most modern ship into service. With the commissioning a heavy cruiser like the "Blücher" is by no means ready for use. Workers and specialists from the shipyard still have to stay on board and monitor the testing of the ship and its equipment. Repeated visits to the shipyard are very often necessary to remedy the deficiencies identified.

In addition, a large part of the crew of the "Blücher" was still very young and had not yet had much experience in warfare on thick ships. Even in peacetime, it took a few months before a new crew "took possession" of their ship and the vessel and crew became one unit.

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Re: Let's Build: Schwere Kreuzer Blücher

Post by Polar bear » 01 Aug 2020 15:44

hi,

a very minuscule addendum :

The correct translation for the German "Kommandant" is not "Commander" (an officers` rank in the RN and USN) but "Commanding Officer (CO)"

greetings, the pb
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Post by tigre » 01 Aug 2020 21:03

Yes, that is to save ink. Thanks :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: Let's Build: Schwere Kreuzer Blücher

Post by tigre » 07 Aug 2020 19:15

Hello to all :D; more: KTB of the Schwere Kreuzer Blücher.

November 13, 1939: 09:30 hours, Kiel, SSW 1 wind, casting off buoy A 8, set sail for inspection navigation. 13:16 hours. Anchored in Friedrichsort.
November 14, 1939: 09:45 hours, Friedrichsort, foggy, SW 2-3, anchor, shooting with 20.3 cm and 10.5 cm guns, 17:34 hours anchored in Friedrichsort.
November 15, 1939: 08:00 hours, Friedrichsort, SW 6-3, weigh anchor, NEK test (Nachrichtenmittel-Erprobungs-Kommando) communications system.
November 16, 1939: 15:00 hours, Kiel, SW 5-2, entering, moored to buoy A 9.
November 17-26, 1939: Kiel. Repair work on the machine system for EEK test (Erprobungskommando für Kriegsschiffneubauten) Test command for new vessels.
November 27, 1939: 16:00 hours, Kiel. Casting off buoy A 9, set sail for navigation in the eastern Baltic Sea. 21:50 - 22:03 hours. Passage through the Gedser-Enge dam.
November 28-30, 1939: Eastern Baltic Sea, SW 5-10, fuel tests
November 30, 1939: 08:35 hours, S 2-5, fog, therefore, anchored in the roadstead of Pillau. 10:55 hours. cloudy and gusty, improved visibility. Raise anchor, fuel test sailing. 16:30 hours opposite Gotenhafen, very cloudy. Swell 3, SW 6-8. At anchor, because outside Danzig Bay it is not possible to carry out measuring navigations due to the sea. 20:24 hours ready to sail, good visibility, bright full moon night. Weighing anchor as the ship is silhouetted against the illuminated city like a dark silhouette. Round trip in Danzig Bay. At 22:50 hours on grid 9824 U, the listening station reports propeller noises, allegedly from electric motors and the extension of a periscope. Radio message 23:55 hours to the BSO Pillau Command: "22:50 hours, grid 9824 detected noises supposedly due to a submarine." Since there was a possibility that an enemy submarine might have entered Danzig Bay, it was sailed out of Danzig Bay. Navigation test of the ship at sea. At sea WNW 9, swell 5.

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Post by tigre » 14 Aug 2020 16:43

Hello to all :D; more: KTB of the Schwere Kreuzer Blücher.

December 1, 1939: 5:47 p.m., arrival in Gotenhafen, moored to dock V.
December 4, 1939: 09:00 AM, Sailed from Gotenhafen, Eastern Baltic Sea, SW NW 3-6, EEK tests, mileage and range runs.
December 6, 1939: 2:47 p.m. Arrival in Gotenhafen, moored to dock V, taking fuel.
December 7, 1939: 8:00 a.m. Sailing from Gotenhafen, East Baltic Sea, NO 1-4, mileage and range navigation.
December 9, 1939: 2:13 p.m., arrival in Pillau, tied to the canal embankment, taking fuel.
December 11, 1939: 8:00 a.m., set sail from Pillau, East Baltic Sea, O 4, fog, top speed.
December 12, 1939: 3:28 p.m., anchored in Danzig Bay due to fog, 11:45 p.m. weigh anchor, improved visibility.
December 13, 1939: 03:11 am in Gotenhafen, moored to dock V, refueling.
December 15, 1939: Sailed at 7:00 AM from Gotenhafen, East Baltic Sea, N 2-3, full speed sailing, fuel transfer at sea, sailing to Kiel.
December 16, 1839: 08: 50-09: 30 hours, pass through the Gedser barrier, 14:50 hours arrival in Kiel, moored at berth 2 of the Deutsche Werke shipyard, Kiel.
December 17-31, 1939: Deutsche Werke Shipyard, Kiel, execution of remaining works.

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Post by tigre » 21 Aug 2020 15:45

Hello to all :D; more: KTB of the Schwere Kreuzer Blücher.

Year 1940!

January 01-02, 1940: Deutsche Werke, Kiel, Berth 2, remaining work and implementation of changes for continued testing.
January 03-04, 1940: Deutsche Werke, Kiel, 12:00-4:00 pm, docking at floating dock B, work at the dock.
January 05-07, 1940: Deutsche Werke, Kiel, berth 2, continuation of remaining work.
January 8, 1940: 09:00 am, Sailing from Kiel, NO 3, Sea State 1, degassing attempts, navigation tests, 2:30 pm anchorage in Strander Bay, landing of CPVA test personnel ( Institute for Chemical and Physics Research), 4:30 pm, weigh anchor, navigation to the eastern Baltic Sea, SO 3, sea state 2, 8:40-9:40 pm, crossing the Gedser barrier, autonomy tests.
January 9, 1940: 6:45 pm, 1 nm north of the Pillau approach buoy, OSO 2, anchored due fog.
January 10, 1940: 08:35 am, weigh anchor, fog, SSO 2, navigation to Gotenhafen, 1:12 pm, approach to Gotenhafen buoy, foggy, S 1, anchor. 5:00 pm improved visibility, weigh anchor, autonomy tests. 6:17 pm, anchoring at the Gotenhafen approach buoy, ice and fog in Danzig Bay. No further testing possible!
January 11, 1940: 07:00 am, anchoring in SO 2, sea state 1, continuation of the tests. 3:56 pm SW 1, arrival in Gotenhafen, a dense ground fog in Danzig Bay. Mooring dock.
January 12, 1940: 7:30 am, navigation, SW 1, sea state 2, visibility change, planned tests carried out. 3:45 pm W 4, Gotenhafen moored at the passenger quay.

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Post by Polar bear » 22 Aug 2020 15:04

hi,
tigre wrote:
21 Aug 2020 15:45
... degassing attempts,
possibly not degassing, but degaussing ?

greetings, the pb
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Post by tigre » 22 Aug 2020 16:41

Hello pb :D; I don't know, the exact word is Entgasungsversuche, does not sound like degaussing. Maybe you have a clearer concept of the term in German. TIA. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Post by Polar bear » 22 Aug 2020 22:01

hi,
tigre wrote:
22 Aug 2020 16:41
the exact word is Entgasungsversuche,
If that is so, the term degassing is quite correct.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degaussing is something quite different, but normal for a warship, hence my insertion

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Post by tigre » 23 Aug 2020 21:07

Hello to all :D; anyone here has an idea about what that Entgasungsversuche could be? TIA. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Post by tigre » 28 Aug 2020 19:45

Hello to all :D; more: KTB of the Schwere Kreuzer Blücher.

Year 1940!

January 13, 1940: Gotenhafen, refueling, preparation for artillery tests - A.V.K. (Artillerieversuchskommandos der Kriegsmarine)
January 14-15, 1940: 1:00 p.m. Sailing, WNW 4-5, Sea State 3, Danzig Bay, autonomy tests and naval artillery tests - A.V.K.S. (Artillerieversuchskommandos für Schiffe)
January 16, 1940: 04:00 a.m., anchoring in Pillau by fog, NO 5, 7:50 a.m. weigh anchor, NO 4, sea state 3, sailing west.
January 17, 1940: 7:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Gedser Barrier Passage, N 2, Sea State 1, 1:00 p.m. in Kiel, S 3, Sea State 1, moored to buoy A 9 .
January 18, 1940: 06:45 a.m., while the engines were turning (turning without load to remove condensation) to get the ship ready for sailing, the shackle bolt on the buoy support broke. The ship accelerated and slightly damaged the stern of the light cruiser "Köln" in front. The "Blücher" without damage. 07:05 a.m. anchored at buoy A 9, S 2. 08:30 a.m. anchor SW 3, sea state 1, anti-aircraft fire in the western Baltic Sea, tests with paravans and bow protection device. 4:57 p.m. Arrival in Kiel, SW 3, moored to A 10 buoy.
January 19-26, 1940: Kiel, buoy A 10, preparations for remaining works, model torpedo launch in port. The planned tests of D.E.K. were cancel due to ice conditions.
January 27, 1940: 09:15 - 10:25 a.m., transfer of buoy A 10 to berth 2 at the Deutsche Werke Kiel shipyard. Start of remaining works.
January 28 - March 30, 1940: Deutsche Werke Kiel, remaining works and coordination work at Scheer Quay, March 23, 1940. Berth on floating dock 8 to March 29.
March 30, 1940: Early departure in correspondence with the tests.

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