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Post 15 Feb 2005, 14:36
Photos of Kriegsmarine, German Navy ships for start.

Battleship Bismarck.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... smarck.jpg

Battleship Tirpitz.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... irpitz.jpg

Battleship Scharnhorst.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... nhorst.jpg

Battleship Gneisenau.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... isenau.jpg

Battleship Schleswig Holstein.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... lstein.jpg

Battleship Schlesien.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... lesien.jpg

Panzerschiff Deutschland/Lützow.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... L_tzow.jpg

Panzerschiff Admiral Scheer.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... Scheer.jpg

Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... f_Spee.jpg

Heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... Hipper.jpg

Heavy cruiser Blücher.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... l_cher.jpg

Heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... _Eugen.jpg

Light cruiser Leipzig.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... eipzig.png

Light cruiser Nürnberg.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... rnberg.jpg

Light cruiser Königsberg.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... gsberg.jpg

Light cruiser Karlsruhe.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... lsruhe.jpg

Light cruiser Köln.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... 1_K_ln.jpg

Light cruiser Emden.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... _Emden.jpg
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Post 15 Feb 2005, 14:40
The Gneisenau was a fine looking ship.
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Post 15 Feb 2005, 14:49
Finnish Navy.

Coastal defence ship Ilmarinen.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... arinen.jpg

Coastal defence ship Väinämöinen.

http://www3.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... m_inen.jpg
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Post 15 Feb 2005, 16:32
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HMS Barham
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Post 15 Feb 2005, 16:38
Additional information would be nice.
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Post 15 Feb 2005, 19:48
She was old battleship.

On 25 November 1941, while steaming to cover an attack on Italian convoys, HMS Barham was hit by three torpedoes from the German submarine U-331, captained by Kapitänleutnant Freiherr Hans-Diedrich von Tiesenhausen. As she rolled over to port, her after magazines exploded and the ship quickly sank with the loss of over two-thirds of her crew.

http://www.worldisround.com/articles/16107/text.html
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Post 16 Feb 2005, 01:47
How many carriers did the Germans have in WWII? Did the Luftwaffe have any say in their construction or use?

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Post 16 Feb 2005, 02:34
ComradeQSP wrote:
How many carriers did the Germans have in WWII? Did the Luftwaffe have any say in their construction or use?

-QSP


They did not have carriers.
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Post 16 Feb 2005, 03:15
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They did not have carriers.


What about the above picture of the German carrier Graf Zeppelin?

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Post 16 Feb 2005, 03:19
Didn't think about that, brain fart, sorry.
Ok, so they had carriers, then... glad we got that cleared up... and I haven't even had any vodka tonight.
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Post 16 Feb 2005, 03:26
ComradeQSP wrote:
Quote:
They did not have carriers.


What about the above picture of the German carrier Graf Zeppelin?

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I mean't that they did not have carriers comisioned.


They had a carrier but they did not use it.
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Post 16 Feb 2005, 03:30
Ok I see what you meant. Sorry; I haven't been much of a military person in the past so please excuse my complete ignorance.
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Post 16 Feb 2005, 03:35
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They had a carrier but they did not use it.


Really? What happened to it?

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Post 16 Feb 2005, 05:23
I think it may have beed destroyed by British torpedo bombing.
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Post 16 Feb 2005, 05:26
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I think it may have beed destroyed by British torpedo bombing.



It was captured by Russians later in the war and they used it as an training target for pilots in 47.
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A link please Kormy; i'm interested.
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Post 16 Feb 2005, 05:48
Graf Zeppelin was Germanys only aircraft carrier in World War II, but it was never completed and never saw action.

The ship was laid down on December 28th 1936 at Deutsche Werke shipyard in Kiel as Flugzeugträger "A" and was launched two years later on December 8th 1936. It was projected that the ship would be completed by the end of 1940 - but this never happened. An interesting detail is that in 1935, a German commission visited Japan to inspect the carrier Akagi to gain information about aircraft carrier specific construction details.

In April 1940 the construction was stopped. At this time the ship was about 90% completed when the consturction was stopped. Why? Because of Hermann Göring, head of the Luftwaffe.

In Göring's view, every plane in Germany was his personal propert, and he couldn't take the idea of navy having its own air arm separate from the Luftwaffe as it would reduce his own power base and importance. He could neither take the idea of Kriegsmarine officers commanding HIS planes.

Göring opened his mouth and said that the special planes needed for carrier wouldn't be ready until 1944, which was a lie. He also slowed the carrier based plane projects.

In 1942 it got obvious that the Kriegsmarine would need aircraft carrier for further actions of the major surface units and therefore the construction of the Graf Zeppelin was resumed. It was projected to complete the ship by the winter of 1943.

The planned naval base for the carrier was Drontheim, at the south end of the Faettenfjord. At the same time, several cruise ships like the Potsdam, Gneisenau, Europa and the Admiral Hipper class Heavy Cruiser Seydlitz were planed to be converted to aircraft carriers. In December of 1942 the Graf Zeppelin was transferred to Kiel to continue the construction, but after the the battle of the Barents Sea against the convoy JW51B, the construction of all major surface units were stopped, at this time Graf Zeppelin was 95% completed.

Graf Zeppelin was captured by Soviets at the end of the war and was used as a target ship. She was sunk in 1947 somewhere in Baltic Sea.

Graf Zeppelin's wreck has never been located.
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Post 16 Mar 2005, 20:35
Imperial Japanese Navy:

Aircraft carrier Shinano.

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Aircraft carrier Akagi.

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Aircraft carrier Kaga.

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Aurcraft carrier Taiho.

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Aircraft carrier Shokaku.

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Aircraft carrier Zuikaku.

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Aircraft carrier Hiryu.

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Aircraft carrier Soryu.

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Aircraft carrier Unryu.

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Aircraft carrier Katsuragi.

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Aircraft carrier Amagi.

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Aircraft carrier Junyo.

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Aircraft carrier Hiyo.

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Aircraft carrier Ryujo.

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Aircraft carrier Chitose.

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Aircraft carrier Chiyoda.

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Aircraft carrier Zuiho.

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Aircraft carrier Shoho.

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Aircraft carrier Ryuho.

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Aircraft carrier Hosho.

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Battleship Yamato.

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Battleship Musashi.

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Battleship Nagato.

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Battleship Mutsu.

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Battleship Kongo.

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Battleship Kirishima.

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Battleship Hiei.

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Battleship Haruna.

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Battleship Ise.

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Battleship Hyuga.

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Battleship Fuso.

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Battleship Yamashiro.

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Post 29 Mar 2005, 03:05
Hell yeah. Go Japan GO! The Akagi os by far my favorite Carrier of WWII. And the Yamato is my favorite battleship. Great pics.
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Post 29 Mar 2005, 03:08
What? No U-Boat?
Amazing, all of them. Hard to believe that a single torpedo from a British plane brought down the Bismarck. You would think it would have been something much larger and more powerful than a dinky little plane.
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