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War Prizes - naval tug "Ostpreussen"

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Old 13th January 2020, 15:00
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War Prizes - naval tug "Ostpreussen"

Clearing out boxes of nautical paperwork I have come across the log book of the German Naval tug "Ostpreussen" 19/4/1944 to 12/10/1944.

As the log book was in a box full of Devonport PAS / RMAS information I am thinking that she was probably a war prize.

Is there any more information anyone can supply?

I believe there were a few ex German ships in PAS service such as the Sarepta based on the Clyde, allegedly an ex German Q ship with am athwart ship torpedo tube used for trials.

This could be an interesting period of the PAS which has very little documented.
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Old 14th January 2020, 09:25
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OSTPREUSSEN became EXHORTER built 1942 sister ship to Excluder seized 1945 based Devonport under Cd 1962 sold to Pounds Portsmouth 21 12 1963 towed to Malta
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Old 14th January 2020, 10:47
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Is this information from - 50 years of Naval tugs ?

Does anyone know the history of the Sarepta ?

Are there any other ex WW2 prizes ?
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Old 14th January 2020, 12:09
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Nice looking Tug >
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Old 14th January 2020, 15:05
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Nice looking Tug >

I agree completely! With RN lifeboats. I assume. A bit of rebuild... not much, would make a great solid yacht!


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Old 15th January 2020, 11:36
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yes from 50 years of naval tugs she was sold and went to Malta 1963 laid up and scrapped in 1974
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