Venezuela Crisis 1902-3

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Venezuela Crisis 1902-3

Post by Peter H » 09 Oct 2005 16:13

Has anyone any details on the German naval deployments to Venezuela 1902-3?

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/8 ... uelaB.html

http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/du ... ezuela.htm

[On January 17th the fort of San Carlos at Maraciabo fired on the German ship Panther, which promptly bombarded and destroyed the fort. (Cf. G. & T., II, p. 165.) The action was defended by Bülow as the 'justified repulse of a hostile attack. Fire was opened by the Venezuelan fort, when the Panther in the justifiable exercise of her functions in the blockade was steaming over the bar into the lagoon. No American or British Admiral would have done otherwise' (XVII. 274). Nevertheless, the effect in America and England was injurious to Germany and tended to destroy faith in her protestations. The incident did not affect the course of the negociations respecting the claims against Venezuela.


The SMS Panther was also was involved in a fight off Haiti:

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/8088/HaitiB.html

The Venezuela Crisis of 1902:

http://www.nwc.navy.mil/press/review/20 ... t5-sp2.htm

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Post by Peter H » 10 Oct 2005 12:54

From what I can gather the German component of the Anglo-German-Italian flotilla was as follows:

Führer der Blockadekräfte
Kapitan Georg Scheder-Bieschin (1853-1938)

German Vessels
SMS Vineta(cruiser)
SMS Gazelle(light cruiser)
SMS Falke(light cruiser)
SMS Panther(Kanonenboot)
Cadet training ships SMS Stosch & SMS Charlotte

Approx 1,000 men Naval personnel plus 900 cadets,ship boys in the two training ships.
One Kapitän zur See Titus Türk(1869-1952) also commanded the captured Venezuelan gunboat Restaurador used by the Germans in the blockade.


Any details on the later Kontreadmiral Georg Scheder-Bieschin or Titus Türk would be appreciated.

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Post by Chris Dale » 02 Dec 2005 11:04

Hi Peter,
While following one of your other recommended links I found this....a Venuzeula bar!
Cheers
Chris
http://www.german-militaria.de/details/d27820.html
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