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Axis Capitial Ships that survived ww2

Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by Hawkerace, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Hawkerace

    Hawkerace Member

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    Could you guys possible try to aid me? I trying to show a fellow student of mine a makeshift (or actual) list of Axis (Germany, Italy, Japan) capitial or just surface ships by all means that survived the second world war. The only one I could think of that survived that had any real importance, or interest for that matter was the Prinz Eugen and the Italians had a couple of battleships but I don't know which and I know many of them were scuttled in atomic tests or just in ship graveyards, but regardless it would still be really interesting to know.

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  2. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I thought I had a list of the Japanese Navy at the time of surrender. I'll keep looking.
     
  3. Erich

    Erich Alte Hase

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    Hawker when you say surface ship[s are you including the Km Zerstörers ? as there were several taken over by the Allies at wars end
     
  4. Hawkerace

    Hawkerace Member

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    Yes I suppose I'll even add destroyers and whatever else.

    Was there still a large amount of Navy after the war?
     
  5. strangehistory

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    I don't know about the Axis motorships, but there certainly IS one "old school" ship around --and we're still using it! A fine iron-hulled sailing tall ship, the barque USS Eagle is the captured former German sail-training ship Horst Wessel. (Not sure I spelled the name right.)
     
  6. T. A. Gardner

    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    Here is the short list. I am just including battleships, battlecruisers, and aircraft carriers. Doing the smaller stuff is just too long a list.

    Italy:
    Battleships

    Guillo Cesare Interned Alexandria. To USSR as Novorossijsk 1945. Sunk due to accidental explosion 10/29/55 Sevastapol.

    Caio Duilio Surrendered to Allies. Scrapped 1957

    Andrea Doria Surrendered to Allies. Training ship Italian navy 1946 - Scrapped 1957

    Vittorio Veneto Surrendered to Allies, Alexandria. Returned 1946. Scrapped 1948.

    Italia As above.

    Japanese:
    Battleships

    Haruna, Hyuga, Ise All three were sunk in shallow water at Kure 3/19/45. All remained AA batteries afterwards. Scrapped 1947

    Nagato War prize at Yokosuka. Sunk as target ship Bikini Atoll Test "Baker" 1946.

    Carriers:

    Junyo Surrendered Sasebo 1945. Scrapped 1947

    Amagi Sunk Kure 3/19/45 in shallow water. Scrapped 1947

    Katsuragi Surrendered Sasebo 1945. In service as repatriation transport to 11/11/46. Scrapped Osaka 1947.
     
  7. TiredOldSoldier

    TiredOldSoldier Ace

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    I will have a go at the capital ships (Battlesips and carriers) with an attempt at crusers, you really need a 1945 naval almanac like Janes for this though as the list is likely to be quite long if you include destroyers. In [] is the Allied nation they were assigned to if applicable.
    There may be some errors for the Japanese as I only used one very old source (Watts).

    Italy:
    Battleships: Italia (ex Littorio), Vittorio Veneto, Giulio Cesare [to USSR], Andrea Doria, Caio Duilio
    Light cruisers: Cadorna, Montecuccoli, Aosta [to USSR] , Eugenio [to Greece], Abruzzi Garibaldi, Attilo Regolo [to France], Pompeo Magno [to France but not transfered, rebuilt by Italy as San Giorgio], Scipione africano [to France].

    Germany:
    Heavy cruisers: Prinz Eugen [to USA sunk as part of Bikini atom bomb trials]

    Japan: (most were scapped in 1945-1950).
    Carriers: Hosho, Junyo, Ryuho, Katsuragi, Kaijo, Ibuki (incomplete)
    Battleships: Nagato [to USA sunk as part of Bikini atom bomb trials]
    Heavy cruisers: Takao, Myoko
    Cruisers: Sakawa [to USA sunk as part of Bikini atom bomb trials], Kashima, Kitakami

    TAG We cross posted, think our lists match exept for the Japs as I didn't count the "sunk in shallow waters", I wonder about the Hosho though ....
     
  8. IcecreamLtDan

    IcecreamLtDan Member

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    I guess you could say that one of Prinz Eugen's sister ships survived as well.

    "Admiral Hipper
    was scuttled in dock at Kiel Deutsche Werke yards on 2 May 1945. Raised and moved to Heikendorfer Bay in 1946, she was broken up there between 1948 and 1949."
     
  9. TiredOldSoldier

    TiredOldSoldier Ace

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    I had also forgotten all about the German light cruisers,
    Nurnberg became the soviet Admiral Makarov
    Leipzig was captured and sung un the Nort Sea (reportedly with a load of toxic gas on board).
    Emden had a similar fate to Hipper
     

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