Floating Flak Battery 'Thetis' & Tirpitz

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Floating Flak Battery 'Thetis' & Tirpitz

Postby hucks216 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:01 pm

I'm not sure of the correct section to place this request so if it is in the wrong place please feel free to move it to the correct one.

I have a Soldbuch to a crewman of the Schwimmende Flakbatterie 'Thetis' which was used to protect the anchorage at Kåfjord and especially Tirpitz. I have seen an image of the location of Thetis in relation to Tirpitz while at Straumsneset (http://www.bismarck-class.dk/tirpitz/miscellaneous/tirpitz_kaafjord_then_and_now/tirpitz_kaafjord_then_and_now.html) but would anyone know of an image, either a photo or drawing etc, that shows the position of Thetis after she had moved with Tirpitz (position in relation to the battleship) to Sørbotn near Tromsø in 1944?

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Re: Floating Flak Battery 'Thetis' & Tirpitz

Postby Rick Rather » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:14 am

Awfully sporting of the Jerries to paint a torpedo aim-point on the side of their battleship for us. :D

http://www.bismarck-class.dk/tirpitz/mi ... en_now.jpg
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Re: Floating Flak Battery 'Thetis' & Tirpitz

Postby hucks216 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:29 pm

Rick Rather wrote:Awfully sporting of the Jerries to paint a torpedo aim-point on the side of their battleship for us. :D

http://www.bismarck-class.dk/tirpitz/mi ... en_now.jpg


Or they are just reminding themselves where the water is!

Thanks for the additional image of the two ships at Straumsneset.

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Re: Floating Flak Battery 'Thetis' & Tirpitz

Postby Antonio Bonomi » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:59 am

Hello everybody,

@ Hucks216,

are you looking for information of Thetis into the Kaafjord :

viewtopic.php?t=404

or into the Sorbotn in Tromso :

viewtopic.php?t=436

Bye Antonio :D
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Re: Floating Flak Battery 'Thetis' & Tirpitz

Postby hucks216 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:33 pm

Many thanks for that Antonio - they are great threads and the first thread does show an image of where Thetis was berthed ahead of Tirpitz, but as of yet I have not been able to find any image/chart that actually shows the position of Thetis in relation to Tirpitz when she was at Sørbotn.

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Re: Floating Flak Battery 'Thetis' & Tirpitz

Postby Antonio Bonomi » Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:25 pm

Hello everybody,

@ Hucks216,

Tromso_map_Nov_12_1944_02.jpg
Tromso_map_Nov_12_1944_02.jpg (57.45 KiB) Viewed 1438 times


Bye Antonio :D
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Re: Floating Flak Battery 'Thetis' & Tirpitz

Postby hucks216 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:17 am

That is great, thanks very much.


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