TIRPITZ: On trials in the Baltic

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TIRPITZ: On trials in the Baltic

Post by Deepol » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:26 pm

Never given as much attention as her sister, this then is an interesting shot of TIRPITZ on trials in the Baltic.
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Re: On trials in the Baltic

Post by E28 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:32 pm

Tirpitz was named to honour Grand Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz, the man who almost single handedly, with the Kaisers coercion, was responsible for the rapid rise in power of the Kaiserliche Marine, from the late 19th Century until his departure in 1916, just 10 weeks before the battle of Jutland, or the Skagerraksclacht.
The British also had an equally far sighted individual, the equal of Tirpitz, in "Jackie" Fisher.
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Re: On trials in the Baltic

Post by E28 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:14 pm

Additionally, both Tirpitz and Fisher had another belief in the future of naval warfare.
That the submarine would be the platform which would dictate the manner any country could dominate seaborne trade by sinking those trade vessels with an unseen opponent.
Tirpitz fell foul of all around him by his steadfast belief that the u boat alone could comfortably achieve this aim.
With one major proviso.
Unrestricted warfare.
His views were dismissed and he resigned in 1916.
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Re: On trials in the Baltic

Post by Deepol » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:16 am

Some more of TIRPITZ
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Tirpitz-Stapellauf.Schlachtschiff.Tirpitz.Wilhelmshaven.Werk.1939.4.1.jpg
Her launch at Wilhelmshaven on April 1st 1939. Dietrich Baumer collection.
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Re: TIRPITZ: On trials in the Baltic

Post by Deepol » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:25 am

Fitting out and trials.
Tirpitz.massivem.bau.von.waffen.Wilhelmshaven.1940.4.jpg
Construction advanced. Dietrich Baumer collection.
Tirpitz-forward-turrets.jpg
Forward turrets. As far as I can determine they were Anton and Bruno also as Bismarck's.
TirpitzBow.jpg
Menacing from the bow.
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Re: TIRPITZ: On trials in the Baltic

Post by Deepol » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:05 pm

Tirpitz.von.oben.Norwegen.jpg
Tirpitz-abgedekt-Kaafjord.jpg
Tirpitz sous camouflage en Norvege.jpg
All from Dietrich Baumer's collection
She spent all her career more or less hiding in Norwegian fjords and was the target for many attempts to sink her from below by the use of midget subs and from the air by Lancaster bombers equipped with special bombs designed by Barnes Wallace.
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Re: TIRPITZ: On trials in the Baltic

Post by Deepol » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:08 pm

MidgetSubmarineAerial-100_2831.JPG
Cranking up the aerial/mast
MidgetSubmarine-100_2830.JPG
Ready to dive
From a tv documentary on her, one of the X-Craft exercising I believe in Loch Long.
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Re: TIRPITZ: On trials in the Baltic

Post by Deepol » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:21 pm

TirpitzWreck-100_2838.JPG
Her upturned hull from the tv documentary
Tirpitz-fjord.jpg
Menacingly beautiful. I've never quite found out if this is a photo or painting.
The end came on November 12th 1944 when after being struck by Tallboy bombs she rolled over on to her side and 971 members of her complement of about 1700 perished. Her remains were dismantled by a local company taking about 10 years to complete from 1948. Some bits and pieces can still be seen on the shore even today.
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Re: TIRPITZ: On trials in the Baltic

Post by Henk » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:58 pm

She spent all her career more or less hiding in Norwegian fjords and was the target for many attempts to sink her from below by the use of midget subs and from the air by Lancaster bombers equipped with special bombs designed by Barnes Wallace.

Don't forget her murdering action together with SCHARNHORST in their bombing on Spitsbergen, Paul and the many dead they both made in the convoy's sailing to Murmansk. Actually the reason for both to be there.

The picture or drawing looks like made near the Polar Circle, because the mountain in the background looks very much to be "Hestmannen." Photo made from another angle.

Thanks for sharing those pics!!!!
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