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by ptdockyard
Thu May 21, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: RSI Anti Sub ship CS 13 "Antonio Landi"
Replies: 0
Views: 1233

RSI Anti Sub ship CS 13 "Antonio Landi"

I have some pictures of this ship in her original three masted schooner rig. I understand she was modified by the Marina Nazionale Repubblicana as a cacciasomergilbili Subchaser late 1943 or so. The May 2008 Issue of Storia Militare has a photo that suggests she had her masts cut down and a 102mm ad...
by ptdockyard
Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Unknown German Air- Sea rescue craft- S. France 1944
Replies: 3
Views: 1770

Thanks. I'm wondering more now if it is a former French Air-Sea Rescue boat.

Thanks for the feedback!
by ptdockyard
Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Unknown German Air- Sea rescue craft- S. France 1944
Replies: 3
Views: 1770

Unknown German Air- Sea rescue craft- S. France 1944

Here are two photos of a rescue craft used to surrender to US forces off Southern France September 1944: http://sudwall.superforum.fr/La-Bataille-de-Provence-et-La-Liberation-du-sud-de-la-France-f28/Vedette-de-l-US-Navy-a-Ratoneau-t444.htm I have never seen a boat of this type and it is not like the...
by ptdockyard
Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Kriegsmarine in Corsica 1943
Replies: 15
Views: 7460

This is an old thread but I am trying to fond more info on the following: Italienische Landungsboote (motolancia da sbarco a fondo piatta) 15 Ldt; 21,00 x 3,70 x 1,50 m; 10 kn; ML 813: 7.1944 bei 2. Transp.Fl.; 18.7.1944 (+) Ancona/Sprengung ML 815 - Totila: 14.7.1944 i.D., 2. Transp.Fl. Bew.: 2/2; ...
by ptdockyard
Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Adriatic MTBs actions 1944-1945
Replies: 15
Views: 5929

Beershark,
The book " Inshore Heroes" by Granville, Wilfred & Kelly, Robin covers the history of British MLs in all theaters. It is an older book but available at abebooks.com.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDet ... 0%26x%3D53
by ptdockyard
Sat May 26, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Adriatic MTBs actions 1944-1945
Replies: 15
Views: 5929

Are you implying that the RN impression of a loud, confusing battle at night is anything but infallible? :shock:

I always thought those figures looked a little inflated. Have you checked Groener's listings on MFPs?
by ptdockyard
Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Question on new book on Sicherungsstreitkräfte
Replies: 0
Views: 588

Question on new book on Sicherungsstreitkräfte

Does anyone have this book? "Die unbekannte Flotte. Die Sicherungsstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine (Gebundene Ausgabe)" by Richard Lakowski http://www.amazon.de/Die-unbek.....mp;sr=1-11 I am interested as to what illustrations it has, especially of these craft in the Mediterranean, Aegean and Adriatic....
by ptdockyard
Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: E-Boats v PT Boats
Replies: 37
Views: 19347

Sign me up for a copy of that book, too! Any good pictures?

Dave G
by ptdockyard
Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: E-Boats v PT Boats
Replies: 37
Views: 19347

Jean-Philippe Dallies-Labourdette's book "S-Boote: German E-boats in Action 1939-1945" on page 89 lists the two German boats invoved in this action as S-153 and S-154. Is there a good history of the MS boats out there? They seem to be left out in many histories in favor of the MAS boats. The PT hist...
by ptdockyard
Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: E-Boats v PT Boats
Replies: 37
Views: 19347

Al, OK, I'm busted. I was too lazy to walk upsatirs and get "At Close Quarters." :oops: The Sicily/Italy encounter was August 15/16 with PTs 205, 215 and 217 engaed in a running battle with two S-boats. These, according to Historie and Collections "S-boats at War" were S-151 class (no, I am not goin...
by ptdockyard
Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: E-Boats v PT Boats
Replies: 37
Views: 19347

In reality, USN PT boats actually fought S-boats a few times: -One engagement possibly off the N. African coast May 1943 (S-boats not identified- could have been Italian MS boats). Battle broken up by RN destroyers who started firing at both sides. -Off Sicily August 1943 - Three Higgins boats vs. t...
by ptdockyard
Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Hydra boats, 1945
Replies: 14
Views: 7666

The latest ( arrived September 29) Warship International had a few pages on these small craft. There is a drawing of a Hydra and brief mention that they were used in 1945- no details.
by ptdockyard
Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: RA 10
Replies: 3
Views: 2170

Al,
I thought I had something for you from a book I have on Kuestenjaeger, but basically all it describes are the plans they had for "Operation Rice Harvest." No details on the history of RA10 are given.

Dave
by ptdockyard
Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:56 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Photos of Northern Italian and Adriatic ports
Replies: 0
Views: 1122

Photos of Northern Italian and Adriatic ports

I am looking for photos of Axis held ports such as Grenoa, La Spezia, Leghorn, Fiume, etc. in 1944 and 1945 that show shipping and warships. I am researching German and RSI escort craft and transports in these waters late 1944 to the end of the war. Rather than beat the bushes for specific ship phot...
by ptdockyard
Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Hydra boats, 1945
Replies: 14
Views: 7666

Have you looked in Groener's? I'll check there this weekend.

Dave G.
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