Prinz Eugen in May 1945

German Kriegsmarine 1935-1945.

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Re: Prinz Eugen in May 1945

Postby panzermahn » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:35 am

lwd wrote:
panzermahn wrote:Why not the crew of Prinz Eugen set charges and hide it inside the cruiser and then rammed the cruiser Devonshire (just like Campbelltown tactics), this would ensured both would go down with all flags flying with such a dramatic but glorious ending...

Or not. Since the war was over that would leave the crew liabel to criminal charges including murder and piracy I suspect. I simply don't see the "Glory" in completely senseless destruction and loss of life.


You're right. But at least the PE's crew could try to scuttle them in the midway during her travel...but that would be extremely hard since there would be like British naval officers on them
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Re: Prinz Eugen in May 1945

Postby NASAAN101 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:14 pm

guys,
I got this from two friends and wanted to see what you guys thing: this is from my friend Dunserving: After that she would have been rendered incapable of fighting - all you have to do is remove a few vital parts from guns, and spares, and she cannot fight. and this: Prinz Eugen would have had her armament disabled so that she was no longer a ship capable of fighting. what are the few vital part, you can take out on the guns? and this is from my other friend, Carronade: The breech blocks, the piece which closes the rear of the gun after loading. This was the common means of disarming a ship. For example, the French ships in Alexandria in 1940, battleship Lorraine, several cruisers, etc. Their commander worked out an arrangement with Admiral Cunningham, commanding the British Mediterranean Fleet, by which they removed their breech blocks and a few other vital items. This also allowed the ships to be easily made operational when they rejoined the Allies after the demise of Vichy France in 1942. what do you guys thing?
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Re: Prinz Eugen in May 1945

Postby lwd » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:41 am

panzermahn wrote: .... But at least the PE's crew could try to scuttle them in the midway during her travel...but that would be extremely hard since there would be like British naval officers on them

Why? I don't see that it would be all that hard. Afterall there weren't a whole lot of officers on board. On the otherhand it would be a risky operation that would be of little or no benefit to the crew, the KM, or Germany.
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Re: Prinz Eugen in May 1945

Postby NASAAN101 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:32 am

guys,
I got this from two friends and wanted to see what you guys thing: this is from my friend Dunserving: After that she would have been rendered incapable of fighting - all you have to do is remove a few vital parts from guns, and spares, and she cannot fight. and this: Prinz Eugen would have had her armament disabled so that she was no longer a ship capable of fighting. what are the few vital part, you can take out on the guns? and this is from my other friend, Carronade: The breech blocks, the piece which closes the rear of the gun after loading. This was the common means of disarming a ship. For example, the French ships in Alexandria in 1940, battleship Lorraine, several cruisers, etc. Their commander worked out an arrangement with Admiral Cunningham, commanding the British Mediterranean Fleet, by which they removed their breech blocks and a few other vital items. This also allowed the ships to be easily made operational when they rejoined the Allies after the demise of Vichy France in 1942. what do you guys thing?
Nikki
The mighty beast is wounded, a Swordfish torpedoed the steering gear, with rudder's jammed..is his Achilles Heel with... K.G.5 and Rodney closing in for the kill". From "You Must Sink The Bismarck" on youtube..
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