The First Battle of Narvik, 10 April 1940

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Re: 10 April 1940, the 1st battle of Narvik

Postby marjan » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:23 pm

The cold and snow was a common enemy for all troops at Narvik, but most of the Allies were poorly prepared for it. The Norwegians were the only ones fully equipped with skis and able to use them. The British attempted to use skis, but their troops were largely untrained and supply was scarce. German sailors faced the same problems. Even within the German and French mountain specialists, only a few units were equipped with skis. The Polish mountain brigade had no mountain training in fact.
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Re: 10 April 1940, the 1st battle of Narvik

Postby rudihistory » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:48 am

Hello all, I am new to this forum, and wonder if some of you can help me. My father was a crew member on the Dieter von Roeder, and survived the battles at Narvik. I have some stories about that battle, but am looking for any further information about my Father and the crew. How can I find military records of my father? He joined the German Navy in peacetime, January 1934. I heard that the wreck of the Dieter von Roeder is still in the harbor at Narvik. Have any artifatcs been recovered? Where can I find a list of crew members, etc.? Can anyone help me? Many thanks.
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Re: The First Battle of Narvik, 10 April 1940

Postby Benjamin » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:40 pm

Did the German destroyers at Narvik have radar already?
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Re: The First Battle of Narvik, 10 April 1940

Postby Benjamin » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:49 pm

Anyone knows?

I have serached over the net but found nothing at all. Maybe radar was not fitted on destroyers until later? 1941?
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Re: The First Battle of Narvik, 10 April 1940

Postby Antonio Bonomi » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:19 am

Ciao all,

@ Benjamin,

as you can see on the available photos, no radar on german destroyers at Narvik on the spring 1940.

They were fitted on them later on ...

Bye Antonio :D
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Re: The First Battle of Narvik, 10 April 1940

Postby Thorsten Wahl » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:09 pm

equipping german destroyers with radar(Hohentwiel) began in autumn 1940.
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Re: The First Battle of Narvik, 10 April 1940

Postby Benjamin » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:10 pm

Ahhh... nice photo.
No radars in Narvik then, thanks.
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Re: The First Battle of Narvik, 10 April 1940

Postby Benjamin » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:13 pm

Thorsten Wahl wrote:equipping german destroyers with radar(Hohentwiel) began in autumn 1940.

Wasnt Hohentwiel used on u-boats?
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Re: The First Battle of Narvik, 10 April 1940

Postby Rick Rather » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:05 am

Even if they had radar, the "clutter" from reflections off the surrounding terrain inside the fjord would have rendered them useless.
Just because it's stupid, futile and doomed to failure, that doesn't mean some officer won't try it.
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Re: The First Battle of Narvik, 10 April 1940

Postby Benjamin » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:15 am

Rick Rather wrote:Even if they had radar, the "clutter" from reflections off the surrounding terrain inside the fjord would have rendered them useless.

Yes, radar would't change anything at all in this case, especially when you face an enemy battleship inside the fjord.
I was asking out of curiosity and thinking more of modeling purposes.
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Re: The First Battle of Narvik, 10 April 1940

Postby megmac157 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:02 am

Hi My Grandfather was Captain of the SS Blythmoor Captain Nicholas , I am trying to find information about him and what happend to the merchent seament that were transported to Sweden where they stayed how they got there ect

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