Axis naval presence in the Black Sea in WWII.

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Axis naval presence in the Black Sea in WWII.

Post by tigre » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:55 pm

Hello to all :D; with this picture I've opened this thread to share info on this subject.........................

Meeting in the Black Sea!

AFAIK in May 1942 the Flotilla Commander, Korvettenkapitän Birnbacher, had on hand the first 4 boats (S-26, 28, 72 and 102) ready to sail in Constanza.

Source: http://www.delcampe.net/page/item/id,35 ... age,F.html

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A Romanian U Boat (NMS Rechinul??) and a German Fast Boat met in the Black Sea...............................
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Post by tigre » Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:50 pm

Hello to all :D; something more.........................

The NMS Delfinul. Brief synopsis.

Ordered by Contract No. 15,276 of December 7, 1926 to the shipyard Cantieri Navali del Quarnaro, Fiume - Italy. Work began in 1927. Launched on June 6, 1930, but due to technical problems, delivery was delayed until May 9, 1936. On June 27, 1936 reached Constanta and was commissioned on August 15, 1936 under căpitanul Victor (Niţă) Voinescu.

Operations.

In June, July and August 1941 carried out a cruise to the eastern and western basins of the Black Sea. In September 1941 carried out a new cruise to the eastern basin of the Black Sea. On November 5, 1941 under the command of căpitanul Constantin Costăchescu south of Crimea she torpedoed a Soviet ship, the freighter "Uraleţ" (1,975 t.), but was detected and heavy attacked with depth charges forced the submarine to dive down to 80 meters and after eight hours she escaped towards the coast of Asia Minor where she could emerge to recharge batteries.

On November 7, 1941 she entered the port of Constanta. During May and June 1942 she completed three missions in the Black Sea. In October 1942, her operational missions were completed with the arrival at the Black Sea of the first German submarines of the 30. U-Flotille (6 units).

Source: http://www.ligamilitarilor.ro/activitat ... atriotism/

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The NMS Delfinul in the shipyard in Fiume.........................
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The NMS Delfinul in Constanta ....................................
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The NMS Delfinul in Constanta with a German submarine Type IIB.............................
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Post by tigre » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:47 am

Hello to all :D; something more.........................

The NMS Rechinul and NMS Marsuinul. Brief synopsis.

In 1938, the Galati shipyard began the construction of two new submarines: S1 and S2, both were conceived as mine layers but then ended up as attack submarines. The S1, was based on the German / Ingenieurskantoor voor Scheepsbouw project 298 and was related to the German IA type (see photo), the ship was renamed NMS Rechinul (Shark) and was launched on May 5, 1941, but only on May 9, 1943 officially entered into service with the Royal Romanian Navy. After the trial period, she was declared ready for action in April 1944. The S2 was also built under German / Ingenieurskantoor voor Scheepsbouw license but it was an improved version of the Type E1 (see photo), which was renamed as NMS Marsuinul (Porpoise) and she was launched on May 25, 1941, but was commissioned in the Royal Romanian Navy in July 1943 and declared ready for action in April 1944.

The NMS Rechinul carried out two war patrols, the first under lt. cdor. Corneliu Lungu from 15 April to 15 May 1944; first she went to monitor the Turkish port of Zonguldak and from April 28 sailed to Batumi. The second, under cpt. Nicolae Turcanu, was longer from 29 June to 29 July 1944 in the area of ​​Novorossiysk.

The NMS Marsuinul carried out one war patrol under cpt. Grigore Ciolac, from 10 to 27 May 1944 for surveillance in the area of ​​Batumi.

Neither of them registered sinkings.

Source: http://www.dutchsubmarines.com/export/e ... orRoumania
http://www.worldwar2.ro/arr/?section=21
http://www.cartula.ro/forum/index.php?a ... _id=101349

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NMS Rechinul, launched on May 5, 1941 ..........................................
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NMS Marsuinul, launched on May 25, 1941 ...........................................
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Re: Axis naval presence in the Black Sea in WWII.

Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:46 am

Hi Raul,

The S 28 in the Black Sea
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http://s-boot.net/sboote-kriegsmarine-wappen.html

An other "Schnellboot "S 20" also in the Black Sea
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A "Raumboot" in the Black Sea
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Post by tigre » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:33 pm

Hello Prosper :D; thank you very much for your contribution and for holding here :up:. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Post by tigre » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:35 am

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Romanian ships in harbor.

Source: http://constanta-imagini-vechi.blogspot ... ietic.html

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Tender ship "Constanţa" (in camouflage colors) and moored on the starboard side the U boat "Rechinul" and the torpedo boat ”Viscolul”................................
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Post by tigre » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:54 pm

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Soviet air raid on a Italian M.A.S. (Motoscafo Armato Silurante).

A few days before the attack I paid a brief visit to the south coast to take a closer look at 30 Corps' own preparations. Our command post down there was a charming little Moorish-style palace, perched on a steep cliff overhanging the Black Sea coast and formerly the property of a grand duke. On the last day of my stay I made a reconnaissance trip in our only naval vessel, an Italian E-boat, along the coast to a point off Balaclava, my object being to ascertain how much of the coastal road, up which the whole of the corps' reinforcements and supplies must pass, was visible from the sea and liable to come under observed bombardment from that quarter.

On the way back a calamity occurred just outside Yalta. Without any warning a hail of machine-gun bullets and cannon-shells began pumping into us from the sky. We were being strafed by two Soviet fighters which had swooped out of the sun, their sound having been drowned by the roar of our own powerful engines. In a matter of seconds seven of the sixteen persons on board were dead or wounded and the heat from the flames threatened to detonate the torpedoes slung alongside. The behavior of the captain, a young Italian sub-lieutenant, was beyond all praise, and he showed immense presence of mind in the steps he took to save us and his ship.

One Italian petty officer was dead and three sailors wounded. Captain v. Wedel, the port commandant of Yalta, had also been killed. But at my feet, severely wounded in the thigh, lay the truest comrade of all, my driver, Fritz Nagel.

I think that boat was the MAS Nº 571.

Source: Lost Victories. Erich von Manstein.

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Post by tigre » Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:23 am

Hello to all :D; more on this topic ..............

Base of the 1. Schellflotille in Iwan Baba - Cabo Kik-Atlama.

On July 3, 1942 fell the fortress of Sebastopol. The flotilla was deployed with four boats toward Iwan Baba, the new base in the southern part of the Crimea peninsula, shortly before Cape Kik Atlama.

Source: http://s-boot.net/sboote-km-schwarzmeer.html
https://www.weitze.net/militaria/24/Kri ... 71024.html

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The boats moored to the dock ........................................
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Post by tigre » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:17 am

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Soviet air attack on Yalta on September 9th, 1942.

9th September 1942, just after the official visit by Admiral Erich Johann Albert Raeder at the "Italian" base of Yalta, this base was violently attacked by a squadron of Soviet fighter-bombers, which hit and sank M.A.S. 571 and 573 and a barge, succeeding also in seriously damaging M.A.S. 567, 569 and 572.

Source: http://www.morskivestnik.com/mor_kolekc ... arina.html
http://www.icsm.it/regiamarina/blacksea.htm

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M.A.S. (Motoscafo Armato Silurante) Nº 571 sunk after an air attack on Yalta on September 9th, 1942............................
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