German tug Arngast, Kristiansand Norway 1945

From the Washington Naval Treaty to the end of the Second World War.
k. hansen
Junior Member
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:31 am
Location: New Jersey

German tug Arngast, Kristiansand Norway 1945

Post by k. hansen »

Hello,

I am new to the forum, my name is Keith. I would like to find a photo, and some background on the tug Arngast. My father was stationed onboard the tug in 1945, in Kristiansand, Norway. From what I have heard it was a diesel electric tub capable of towing a 10,000 ton ship at 10 knots, at sea, from what I understand she was built to move ships the size of Bismark, and Tirpitz, other than that I really can't find any information, what had happened to it after the war, from what my father said it was huge. I hope someone can help. Any information, or direction would be appreciated. Thank You.
k. hansen
Junior Member
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:31 am
Location: New Jersey

Post by k. hansen »

O.K. here is some information given to me on another web sight ,I'm still hoping for a photo.

1939 ARNGAST, 1947 LENAMILL, 1950 WOTAN

Registered: LR50-51:66802 /LR56-57:83266 /LR66-67:539350
(GBR)ON 182028
726 GRT, L57,50m(53,00), B9,50m, D4,41m (187.0'(180.2')x32.2'(31.1')x14.5') - salv.
2 scr, 2x diesel 4tew 8cyl MaK type 8Mu581, 2680bhp, sp 13kn

ARNGAST
1939: Built by "H.C. Stülcken & Sohn" at Hamburg (YN 737)
1939: delivered to the German Kriegsmarine
1940 -15/02: to KM-Werft at Wilhelmshaven
1940 -xx/08: to Unternehmen Seelöwe at Calais
1940 -xx/10: to KM-Werft at Wilhelmshaven
1945: seized by the UK allied
1947: To "H.P. Lenaghan" at Belfast (GBR), renamed LENAMILL
(GBR flag, ON 182028, 745 GRT, 69 NRT)
1950: To "Bugsier, Reederei und Bergungs AG" (W. Schuchmann) at Hamburg (DEU), renamed WOTAN
(DEU flag, regd Hamburg, c/s DHIW, 729 GRT, 63 NRT)
1969 -20/05: laid up at Bremerhaven
1969 -xx/11: for breaking up to "Eisen & Metall" at Hamburg
1969- 07/11: delivered to "Eisen & Metall" wharf at Bremerhaven
1970 -26/04: breaking up commenced by "Eisen & Metall" at Hamburg
User avatar
Ulrich Rudofsky
Contributor & Translator
Posts: 844
Joined: Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:16 pm
Location: State of New York

Post by Ulrich Rudofsky »

The tug that moved the Bismarck, is that what you are looking for? Wotan? http://www.schiffsmodellbaufreunde.de/M ... /Wotan.htm
Ulrich
ufo
Supporter
Posts: 84
Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2004 8:00 pm
Location: Rhu, Scotland

Post by ufo »

Hej Keith!

Have you tried contacting Bugsier in Hamburg for information?
http://www.bugsier.de/index.php?language=uk
Since they had the tug for neigh on twenty years they might have some photos and some history on her. If you are lucky even from the time before she joined Bugsier's fleet.

Ciao,
Ufo
k. hansen
Junior Member
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:31 am
Location: New Jersey

Post by k. hansen »

Hello,
And thank's for the replies, I sent an e-mail off to Bugsier, they had a link for information, Great Idea! I hope they can help with a photo!
k. hansen
Junior Member
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:31 am
Location: New Jersey

Post by k. hansen »

Thank You ,I recieved a nice e-mail from Bugsier with these photo's.
Image
Image

Thank's to all who helped me, and Thank's to Bugsier! My father was really supprised to see the tug again.
ufo
Supporter
Posts: 84
Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2004 8:00 pm
Location: Rhu, Scotland

Post by ufo »

Hej!

That's wonderful news! :D
Many Thanks for letting us know!

Ciao,
Ufo
User avatar
José M. Rico
Administrator
Posts: 966
Joined: Sat Oct 16, 2004 10:23 am
Location: Madrid, Spain
Contact:

Post by José M. Rico »

Yes, it is indeed nice to see they listened to your request and provided you with photos! :D
k. hansen
Junior Member
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:31 am
Location: New Jersey

Post by k. hansen »

It's amazing how fast they answered my e-mail ,I got a reply with photo's the very next day! Thank You again!
dogsrme
Junior Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:45 pm

Re: German tug Arngast, Kristiansand Norway 1945

Post by dogsrme »

Hi! My dad served on the "Lenamill" around 1947/48 - later renamed "Wotan" and previously "Arngast". He has been asking me for some time to try to find a photograph of the tug but, to date, I have been unsuccessful. I wonder whether anyone can help? It would be much appreciated. Thanks in anticipation, Yvonne.
k. hansen
Junior Member
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:31 am
Location: New Jersey

Re: German tug Arngast, Kristiansand Norway 1945

Post by k. hansen »

dogsrme wrote:Hi! My dad served on the "Lenamill" around 1947/48 - later renamed "Wotan" and previously "Arngast". He has been asking me for some time to try to find a photograph of the tug but, to date, I have been unsuccessful. I wonder whether anyone can help? It would be much appreciated. Thanks in anticipation, Yvonne.
Hello Yvonne,
With my compliments
Image

"Wotan" towing "Pamir"
Image
k. hansen
Junior Member
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:31 am
Location: New Jersey

Re: German tug Arngast, Kristiansand Norway 1945

Post by k. hansen »

Some more history found on a model site.
Image

1939 by the German Navy at the shipyard HC Stülcken son of Hamburg, a new two-screw ocean-going tug ordered. The ship was christened in 1940 in the name of "Arngast" and put into service. In early 1940 he was employed as a lead tug for the battleship "Bismarck" on the Elbe River and was also for later use, eg intended for the H-class. During the War of the tug moved to Norway where she received several light anti-aircraft stands and camoflage.
In 1945 the ship was a prey to the English in early 1950 and was given to the salvage Bugsier Hamburg shipping company. There it was given the new name "Wotan"
dogsrme
Junior Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:45 pm

Re: German tug Arngast, Kristiansand Norway 1945

Post by dogsrme »

Hi Keith. That is very kind of you. Many thanks. He will be very pleased.

Kind regards,

Yvonne.
k. hansen
Junior Member
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:31 am
Location: New Jersey

Re: German tug Arngast, Kristiansand Norway 1945

Post by k. hansen »

Another nice view
Wotan-01r.jpg
Wotan-01r.jpg (171.56 KiB) Viewed 6244 times
Post Reply