Prinz Eugen

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Prinz Eugen

Post by Kyler » Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:02 am

This is going to be a work in progress since I have found A LOT of photos so they will be coming in batches

These are of construction and launching of the Prinz Eugen

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Re: Prinz Eugen

Post by RF » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:16 am

Nice pictures. Thanks for the posts Kyler.
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Re: Prinz Eugen

Post by Kyler » Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:38 pm

Here are pictures of damage to Prinz Eugen these include her collision with I believe the Leipzig & when her bow was nearly blown off by a torpedo.

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Re: Prinz Eugen

Post by Kyler » Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:41 pm

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Post by Kyler » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:00 pm

Her general pictures of Prinz Eugen either at sea, at base, or in action

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Re: Prinz Eugen

Post by Kyler » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:07 pm

Here are pictures of Prinz Eugen superstructure

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Re: Prinz Eugen

Post by Kyler » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:11 pm

Here are pictures of optics and radar equipment

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Re: Prinz Eugen

Post by Kyler » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:15 pm

Here are weapon systems
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Re: Prinz Eugen

Post by Kyler » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:17 pm

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Re: Prinz Eugen

Post by Kyler » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:19 pm

Here is the the pictures from the Baker Nuclear Test and the sinking of Prinz Eugen

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Re: Prinz Eugen

Post by Kyler » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:22 pm

Here is the last of the pictures that I have found so far

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The major source of these pictures is http://www.prinzeugen.com/
If you like the pictures, the author of that website has information about most of the pictures and it is a great read about the ship

http://www.bismarck.dk was another source of the pictures I have posted so far.
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Re: Prinz Eugen

Post by Bgile » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:15 pm

Fascinating. Obviously a number of them were in US hands. It looks like she came through the A bomb test fine ... one photo presumably shows them hosing her down afterward. No list at all, but then we see her capsized. I wonder how long she sat there before she sank.

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Re: Prinz Eugen

Post by Byron Angel » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:11 pm

From what I've read, PE was sailed back to the US by her German crew after the surrender and the German crew aboard PE actually conducted a post-war gunnery exercise off the coast of Long Island to demonstrate the efficiency of PE's gunnery system for US observers. If anyone has any detailed info on that gunnery exercise, I'd be really interested to learn more about it .


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Re: Prinz Eugen

Post by Karl Heidenreich » Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:03 am

Nagato and PE at that experiment. What a waste!
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Re: Prinz Eugen

Post by Bgile » Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:47 am

Karl Heidenreich wrote:Nagato and PE at that experiment. What a waste!
Not really a wast, Karl. The US expends old ships fairly often to test weapons. The USS America was sunk a few years ago for just that purpose, so we could find out the effects of a number of different weapons, and the ability of similar ships to withstand them. Then you can make changes if necessary, but the only way to be sure what will happen is to try them out. When I served in SSNs we routinely carried tactical nuclear weapons.

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