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by Erich
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: HMAS Sydney´s wreck found
Replies: 40
Views: 6469

I wonder if anyone can quote from T. Detmers own work on the Kormoran for more info. the KM crew went to life boats and rowed in the opposite direction of the Sydney, the Sydney was last seen on the horizon and then nothing - did she then go down due to overfilling of water due to the Torpedo strike...
by Erich
Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Luftwaffe torpedo planes
Replies: 47
Views: 17120

Marcelo and others I will try and look through several volumes in the next week or so to see what comes up.......... who knows maybe something will show

Erich ~
by Erich
Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Luftwaffe torpedo planes
Replies: 47
Views: 17120

I think there is a record of total tonnage sunk but where exactly I do not know at the time Marcelo. I have so many books in my collection it could very easily be in one of them and not even know it, but truthfully I do not recall seeing one given. Surely somewhere hidden in the German Archivs in Be...
by Erich
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Luftwaffe torpedo planes
Replies: 47
Views: 17120

Dave you are right there that is fact. Gents all I can say for reading/doing serious research about the Atlantic shipping and LW air campaign a big word comes to mind and that is : ~ STUPID ~ there has already been proven records enough to state that with the proper links together the two forces may...
by Erich
Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Kriegsmarine Warships: A Ship History
Replies: 15
Views: 47554

again Antonio I have been very impressed with the work you have been doing and allowing full research findings from your database to be established here. A hearty thank you from me and of course others on this fine forum I am sure. It is almost a rarity these days to find someone that has accumulate...
by Erich
Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Luftwaffe torpedo planes
Replies: 47
Views: 17120

the biggest problem with the KM is the non-association with the Luftwaffe. There was not a serious connection but in truth a denial of space. Sounds strange but it is true One of the very instances is the correlation of the LW Ju 290 gruppe FAGr 5 flying from SW France on long range Recee thus givin...
by Erich
Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: A ship history : Heavy Cruiser Adm Scheer
Replies: 6
Views: 26823

Antonio I will try and get my friend Otto to come over to my office to view the profiles also of the Prinz as he was responsible for calling her in to fix her heavy armament onto Soviet shore batteries during the heavy fighting in the gulf of Finland where Otto's division lost 3/4rs of their persone...
by Erich
Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Zerstörers
Replies: 5
Views: 2970

thank you for the listing Tiornu and yes the Whitley volume is titled "German Destroyers of WW 2", second edition. is Vince O'Hara's book available and hopefully not OOP ? my question on history of the Z-boots is for the Baltic affairs from fall of 44 till wars end Erich ~ and with your recommendati...
by Erich
Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Zerstörers
Replies: 5
Views: 2970

Zerstörers

Gentlemen :

Can anyone recommend an excellent title(s) for the KM Zerstörers ? interested in personalities and unit histories.

I have M.J Whitleys work, P. Beavers small photo soft-bound, Z-34 bei Güth and two SOS small soft-backs # 126 and # 148

many thanks

Erich ~ :D
by Erich
Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Linienschiff Schlesien - 1945
Replies: 0
Views: 1449

Linienschiff Schlesien - 1945

Greetings Gentlemen

does anyone have the listing of the Fla(k) refit on the ship and approximate date(s) when it was made into a Flak - Schiff in the Baltic in 1945 ? My understanding she had been re-equipped with several 2cm Flakvierlings and several 4cm Bofors ?

many thanks

Erich ~
by Erich
Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: A ship history : Heavy Cruiser Adm Scheer
Replies: 6
Views: 26823

Antonio Wonderful profile views of both the Scheer and the Lützow. I am very impressed. Will try my best to have my dear friend, formerly from a Marinelandsdivison view the 1945 views from both ships as he witnessed their shore bombardments during late 44-45 on Soviet batteries thank you again for y...