here the very famous KaaFjord anchorages :
First the Auskarneset
peninsula one used by Scharnhorst and Lutzow, on the right inside entering the KaaFjord.
Here a view from the top of Sakkobadne mountain :
and the Scharnhorst in there with the initial 1943 camouflage :
still Scharnhorst in Auskarneset with the last camouflage used from July till December 1943 :
Than we can move on the Center KaaFjord
one here seen from Straumsneset peninsula with Auskarneset on the left end.
Usually Lutzow was anchored here in :
and a closer view to show the other side of Op. Regenbogen ( or Even ) Lutzow camouflage :
Moving inside the KaaFjord we reach the last 2 anchorages used mainly by Tirpitz.
First the Barbrudalen
enclosure at Straumsneset smaller peninsula ( were the wooden bridge is still visible ) :
and the Tirpitz anchored in there werer the X-Craft attacked her :
here Tirpitz with the Op. Rosselsprung camo July 1942 - July1943 :
and here Tirpitz with the Op. Sizilien camo July 1943-July 1944 :
Than we can look at the Long Straumsneset
peninsula anchorage :
and the Tirpitz in there on this British air recognition photo dated June 22nd, 1944 :
Here a closer look of the same photo.
On that peninsula on 2004 we have found the evidence of an anchor
buried in there.
The anchor has been taken out of the ground and now Even has placed it at the entrance of the Tirpitz Alta Museum
The very famous Imperial War Museum Nr. 4535 photo taken of Tirpitz anchored on Long Straumsneset peninsula on July 12th, 1944 by a PRU ( Photo Reconneissance Unit ) Mosquito.
The ship is under re-painting for the last camo and the deck shows a very strange dazzle camo scheme probably painted to simulate the peninsula colours.
but as you can see on this photo the Lancaster were not going to be confused by that, here the Tirpitz after the Op. Paravane attack on late September 1944.
Notice the 2 Tallboys crater visible on the peninsula ( and are still there today ), the nets on the Barbrudalen anchorage and the bridge built between the 2 Straumsneset peninusula's to allow the crew to reach the Tirpitz from the ground :
Hope you have enjoyed the KaaFjord tour and my explanations been clear enough.