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Prinz Eugen

Discussion in 'Germany at Sea!' started by James Stewart, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. James Stewart

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    Prinz Eugen, by chance I got these this morning.
    The officer is Kaptain Zur Zee is Hans-Erich Voss who was her Captain from October 42- Feb. 1943.
    Voss ended the war as a Vice-Admiral, he was in the conference room on 20th July 44 and was awarded the July 44 wound badge in Gold, he was in the bunker in April 45 and was a friend of the Goebbels family.
    He was imprisoned by the Russians for being a member of Hitler's aggressive war administration ( pushing it a bit for an excuse IMO) he was released in 1952 and passed away in 1969.
    Prinz Eugen was seriously damaged by RAF bombs in Brest - her control centre was destroyed and 60 of her crew were killed.( July 1941).
    She was undamaged in Cerberus and was sent to Norway, she was torpedoed by an RN submarine and her stern was blown off, repaired on-site sufficient for her to make it back to Germany for repairs, she remained in Baltic waters for the rest of the war supporting German withdrawals in late 1944/45.
    She surrendered to the British in Copenhagen and allocated the USN by drawing straws, she went "State side" and from Boston, she went via the Panama canal to Bikini Atoll where she was issued in nuclear testing.
    She capsized after being beached, one of her propellors was returned to laboe in the late 1970s.
    The second photo shows her in her "Baltic stripes", circa April/ May 1941.
    Kapt. zur Zee Voss.
    Photo of a crewmember and a postcard of PE mounted in a book.
    Burial of her war dead, July 1941.
    Kapt. Voss.
    The return of the bell from the Austrian battleship Tegetthoff by Italian Rear Admiral de Angeles. ( Seen in the earlier photo with Voss).
    Captain Brinkmann IMG_1954.JPG IMG_1960.JPG IMG_1952.JPG IMG_1345.JPG IMG_1346.JPG IMG_1946.JPG IMG_1948.JPG IMG_1952.JPG IMG_2169.JPG , Brest 1941 after "Rhine Exercise" had been concluded.
     
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    Robert Taylor print portraying Prinz Eugen in action against Soviet forces in 1945. IMG_7171.JPG
     
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    One of my favorite prints that I was unfortunately not able to get. Taylor is one of my favorite artist
     
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    Prinz Eugen's propellor returned from the Pacific. IMG_2459.JPG IMG_2458.JPG IMG_2457.JPG IMG_2463.JPG
     
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    ..what a great museum she would've made....the German surface navy seems to be the Forgotten Navy....??
     
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    At the time an obsolete enemy ship, worn out and just so much metal, no interest in her at all.
    Going through some stuff this afternoon and these photos of PE's launch turned up, Horthy and AH. IMG_2032.JPG IMG_2030.JPG IMG_2031.JPG
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