Kriegsmarine

Sub Lieutenant K C J Robinson, RNVR, of Crosby, Liverpool, a Commanding Officer in an X-craft at the Hydroplane controls whilst sailing in Rothesay Bay. (Credits: Imperial War Museum)

The British Midget Submarine Attack on Battleship Tirpitz

By the summer of 1943, thanks to Allied victories over the U-boats worldwide and most recently against the Kriegsmarine surface fleet in the Battle of the Barents Sea, the worst of the Battle of the Atlantic crisis had passed — but it was not yet over. With regards to the surface fleet, the German Battleship Tirpitz, sister ship …

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Reinhard Hardegen

WATCH: Reinhard Hardegen of U-123 & U-147 Interview

Reinhard Hardegen Interview In June 2015 an interesting interview has unearthed on YouTube of U-Boat Commander Reinhard Hardegen, who is the last living U-Boat captain. Korvettenkapitän Hardegen was born on 18 March 1913 and is still living at the age of 102! He was one of the Top 25 German U-boat commanders, sinking a total of 22 ships, …

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German U-boot U-505 at Museum

WATCH: German U-505 at Museum of Science and Industry

Watch a video ‘walkthrough’ from the World War 2-era German Submarine U-505 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Thanks to Youtube user Joebot2003. Read also: U-155 submarine wreck, discovery of U-155 by Innes McCartney. U-2511 submarine wreck, stunning pictures made by Innes McCartney. U-570 capture, Capture of the submarine and its Enigma Cipher …

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Colorized image of the Schlachtschiff Bismarck. (Credits: Bundesarchiv)

German Battleship Bismarck – A brief history

The German Battleship Bismarck was the largest ship of the German Kriegsmarine during the ’40s. It was one of the last great battleships before aircraft carriers and U-boats eclipsed them. At more than 50,000 tons it also eclipsed any battleships that Britain’s Royal Navy had at their disposal. She was named after Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. Construction of the …

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Rare WWII German Enigma machine sold for £149,000

A rare German World War II Enigma encryption machine has been sold at Sotheby’s for a total amount of £149,000 (ca. $232,000), doubling the estimated price of £50,000 – £70,000. The auctioned Enigma was produced by Heimsoeth & Rinke in 1943 bearing serial number A16422. Its the second Enigma sold this year as in April another Enigma machine, manufactured in 1944, was …

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