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  1. Sperrbrecher 16 ex Tulane

    Sperrbrecher 16 ex Tulane

    Another view of German Sperrbrecher 16 with Z 24 in the background. Built 1940 as Norwegian cargo shipTulane, owned by W. Wilhelmsen, Tönsberg. 16.11.40 in service as Sperrbrecher 16. 08.04.43 severely damaged at La Pallice by mine. While in repair in La Pallice Sperrbrecher 16 was hit several times
  2. SG 3

    SG 3

    German fast escort (Schnelles Geleitboot) SG 3 in St. Jean de Luz. Foto taken end 1942 or begin 1943. Building started as French seaplane tender, taken over by the Germans and finished as fast escort. In service 1942, bombed and sunk of Ile de Yeux 06.08.44. (For a link to a picture of the sinking
  3. German convoi

    German convoi

    View of a german convoi, the last ship is the naval tanker Brösen, the others are unidentified. Foto taken end 1942 or begin 1943 in the Bay of Biskaya.
  4. SG 2

    SG 2

    Deck view of German fast escort SG 2. Forward 105 mm gun, bridge and the "mattress" of the radar. Building started as French seaplane tender, taken over by German navy and in service 1942 as fast escort. Bombed and sunk 01.44 Gironde. Photo taken end 1942 or begin 1943 in the Bay of Biskay
  5. SG 2

    SG 2

    German fast escort SG 2 in dry dock. Building started as French seaplane tender, taken over by German navy and in service 1942 as fast escort. Bombed and sunk 01.44 Gironde. Photo taken end 1942 or begin 1943 somewhere in Western France.
  6. SG 2

    SG 2

    Port side view of German fast escort SG 2, second appearance with only one mast. Building started as French seaplane tender, taken over by German navy and in service 1942 as fast escort. Bombed and sunk 01.44 Gironde. Photo taken end 1942 or begin 1943 in the Bay of Biskaya.
  7. SG 2

    SG 2

    Port side view of German fast escort SG 2, first appearance with two masts. Building started as French seaplane tender, taken over by German navy and in service 1942 as fast escort. Bombed and sunk 01.44 Gironde. Photo taken end 1942 or begin 1943 in the Bay of Biskaya.
  8. SG 2

    SG 2

    Starboard side view of German fast escort SG 2, first appearance with two masts. Building started as French seaplane tender, taken over by German navy and in service 1942 as fast escort. Bombed and sunk 01.44 Gironde. Photo taken end 1942 or begin 1943 in the Bay of Biskaya.
  9. German submarine

    German submarine

    A German submarine under way. Foto taken end 1942 or begin 1943 in the Bay of Biskaya.
  10. SG 1

    SG 1

    German fast escort SG 4. (Sorry for the bad quality, even if scanned at 9600 dpi, but it's the only foto of the later Lapérouse under German flag I know of) Building started as French seaplane tender, taken over by German navy and in service 1942 or 1943. 08.44 out of service and 05.45 in St. Nazair
  11. Unknown cargo = LIVADIA

    Unknown cargo = LIVADIA

    Unknown cargo ship in German service, escorted by SG 1 and a plane. (A separate scan of SG 1 in higher resolution is posted in the category Navies of the world). The cargo ship is probably one of the ships carrying manganese ore from Spain. Foto taken end 1942 or begin 1943 in the Bay of Biskaya.
  12. Sail training - the Russian way??? #3

    Sail training - the Russian way??? #3

    A close up of the training group and the ice-boat
  13. Sail training - the Russian way ??? #2

    Sail training - the Russian way ??? #2

    Another foto of the German sailors ice sailing on the Flensburger Förde.
  14. Sail training - the Russian Way??

    Sail training - the Russian Way??

    Another foto I'm not sure in which category to post it. Sail training in the Flensburger Förde, the military buildings of Mürwik in the background. At first look business as usual, even today - at least I enjoyed during my military service in the German navy 1973/1974 a day out to train sailing, eve
  15. German trawler

    German trawler

    A German trawler serving as minesweeper or patrol craft. Further information is welcome!! Foto taken end 1942 or begin 1943 in the Bay of Biskaya.
  16. SG 3

    SG 3

    German fast escort (Schnelles Geleitboot) SG 3 in a French port, very probably in St. Jean de Luz. Foto taken end 1942 or begin 1943. Building started as French seaplane tender, taken over by the Germans and finished as fast escort. In service 1942, bombed and sunk of Ile de Yeux 06.08.44. The numbe
  17. Kauldi

    Kauldi

    Spanish cargo ship Kauldi. 3152 tons gross, built 1922. From 1936 to 1938 serving under the Italian flag as Perugia. 1952 Valentina Frias. 1957 Artagnan. 1966 scrapped Santander Foto taken end 1942 or begin 1943 in the Bay of Biskaya
  18. German submarine

    German submarine

    Unknown German U-Boat in a French port. Further information regarding ship and place welcome! Foto taken end 1942 or begin 1943 in the Bay of Biskaya.
  19. ???? help wanted!! - now identified as BALDUR

    ???? help wanted!! - now identified as BALDUR

    Cargo ship in German service, possibly one of the cargo ships carrying manganese ore from Spain. Photo taken end 1942 or begin 1943 in the Bay of Biscaya.
  20. Falke

    Falke

    German torpedoboat Falke. In service 15.07.28. Bombed and sunk at Le Havre 15.06.44. The remaining torpedoboats of the Raubtier- and Raubvogel- class all carried an identical camouflage. Falke is the only one slightly different having the bow painted dark. Photo taken end 1942 or begin 1943 in the
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