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Baron Burkard von Müllenheim-Rechberg

He was born in Spandau on June 25, 1910 in a family with a strong military tradition. In 1929 he joined the Navy (Reichsmarine) of the Weimar Republic.
🕔︎ 12.10.2003 👁︎ 22.211

Battle cruiser HMS Hood part 1

Although British dominance in both battleships and battlecruisers was evident at the beginning of the war, the Admiralty began to fear a weakening of its positions as Germany began building its Mackensen-class battlecruisers. The Admiralty therefore turned to Grand Commander Admiral Jellicoe to give his opinion. Jellicoe said he had enough advantage in the battleship class, but he would lose that advantage in battle cruisers if new ones were not built immediately. He said directly: " Every ship newly built for the Royal Navy must be a battle cruiser. "
🕔︎ 01.11.2005 👁︎ 34.922

Captain-Lieutenant Günther Prien

Holder of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and Oak Leaves, the ninth most successful German submarine commander with 164,952 GRT

🕔︎ 29.02.2004 👁︎ 39.685

Captain-Lieutenant Joachim Schepke

Holder of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, the tenth most successful German submarine commander with 160,697 GRT.
🕔︎ 29.02.2004 👁︎ 29.221

Captain-Lieutenant Otto Ites

Holder of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, a German submarine commander with sunken ships with a displacement of 70,211 GRT.
🕔︎ 07.03.2004 👁︎ 19.625

Corvette Captain Heinrich Bleichrodt

The eleventh most successful German submarine commander with 27 sunken ships of 159,678 GRT, holder of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
🕔︎ 07.03.2004 👁︎ 23.313

Corvette Captain Heinrich Liebe

The eighth most successful submarine commander with 168,506 GRT, holder of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.
🕔︎ 07.03.2004 👁︎ 21.614

Corvette Captain Herbert Schultze

The fourth most successful submarine commander with 183,432 GRT, Holder of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
🕔︎ 07.03.2004 👁︎ 23.486

Frigate Captain Albrecht Brandi

Albrecht Brandi was a German U-boat commander in Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. Together with Wolfgang Lüth, he was the only Kriegsmarine sailor who was awarded with the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.

🕔︎ 24.11.2003 👁︎ 24.223

Frigate Captain Erich Topp

The third most successful submarine commander with 192,209 GRT, Holder of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
🕔︎ 07.03.2004 👁︎ 26.613

Frigate Captain Otto Kretschmer

The most successful German submarine commander with 313,611 GRT, holder of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
🕔︎ 29.02.2004 👁︎ 37.778

HMS Vanguard

The most powerful royal yacht in the world.
🕔︎ 07.12.2003 👁︎ 22.633

Iowa class battleships

Iowa Class Battleships - Reactions to the Japanese super-battleships Yamato and Musashi. Thanks to their modern concept, they have remained in active service until the 90s.

🕔︎ 20.01.2004 👁︎ 41.919

Iowa class battleships

Iowa Class Battleships - Reactions to the Japanese super-battleships Yamato and Musashi. Thanks to their modern concept, they have remained in active service for up to 90 years.

🕔︎ 20.01.2004 👁︎ 15.798

Operation Cerberus - Channel Dash

The German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, moored in Brest after returning from corsair cruises, became the targets of British air raids, which could sooner or later severely damage them. Therefore, it was decided to move them to Germany, where they could be provided with better defense.

🕔︎ 07.12.2002 👁︎ 33.891

Operation Rheinübung and sinking of Bismarck

In May 1941, most of Europe was ruled by fascist Germany. The Kriegsmarine ( German Navy ) wolf packs inflicted heavy losses on British convoys and attacked the German battlecruisers SCHARNHORST and GNEISENAU ( Operation BERLIN ), which sank or captured 22 ships with a total tonnage of 115,622 GRT during their corsair voyage, aggravating the British Empire.

🕔︎ 14.12.2002 👁︎ 35.799

Operation Rheinübung and sinking of Bismarck

Bismarck and Prinz Eugen, under the command of Admiral Günther Lütjens, left Gotenhafen ( now Gdynia ) on May 18, 1941 and passed through the Danish Straits of Kattegat and Skagerrak. In order to hide the corsair voyage to the British, the Germans organized a theater in the Baltic in the form of a large convoy with strong security ( Bismarck, Prinz Eugen, destroyers, etc. ). The air force patrolled over the convoy to, if necessary, neutralize reconnaissance aircraft. However, Bismarck was spotted by the Swedish cruiser GOTLAND and workers of the Norwegian resistance movement.

🕔︎ 14.12.2002 👁︎ 27.599

Operation Rheinübung and sinking of Bismarck

At 5:55, Hood fired his first volleys. A gong sounded on Hood announcing the start of the fight. There was a moment of silence, then a deafening blow and four projectiles, each weighing a ton, flew out of Hood at 2,575 km / h ( 715 m / s ). At that moment, the Germans realized that they were not cruiser guns, but battleships.

🕔︎ 14.12.2002 👁︎ 31.648

Operation Rheinübung and sinking of Bismarck

At 8:47 the first shots were fired from Rodney's guns, a minute later King George V began firing. Bismarck fired two minutes at the British ships and focused on Rodney, as his 406 mm guns posed a greater danger than the 365 mm King George V guns

🕔︎ 14.12.2002 👁︎ 27.869

Operation Rheinübung and the sinking of Bismarck

Bismarck and Prinz Eugen left Gotenhafen on May 18, 1941 and passed through the Danish Straits of Kattegat and Skagerrak. In order to hide the corsair voyage to the British, the Germans organized a theater in the Baltic in the form of a large convoy with strong security. The air force patrolled the floating convoy to, if necessary, neutralize the reconnaissance aircrafts.
If Bismarck and Prinz Eugen got into the Atlantic, it would be a disaster for the British to the greatest extent.

🕔︎ 10.04.2021 👁︎ 7.077

Operation Weserübung - the assault on Denmark and Norway

In the winter, Swedish iron ore was transported by rail to Narvik, Norway, and from there by German ships under the protection of Norwegian territorial waters to Germany. Maintaining this connection was vital for German industry. Norway was also an excellent base for submarines, ships and air force ...
🕔︎ 15.02.2003 👁︎ 55.497

Scharnhorst and Gneisenau

Technical description, armament and equipment of these two famous ships

🕔︎ 11.04.2003 👁︎ 29.473

Sea Captain Karl Friedrich Merten

Holder of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and Oak Leaves, the seventh most successful German submarine commander with 170,275 GRT.
🕔︎ 07.03.2004 👁︎ 20.971

Sea Captain Victor Schütze

Holder of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and Oak Leaves, the fifth most successful German submarine commander with 180,073 GRT.
🕔︎ 07.03.2004 👁︎ 20.999

Sea Captain Wolfgang Lüth

Holder of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with oak leaves, swords and diamonds.
🕔︎ 24.11.2003 👁︎ 31.099

SUBSUNK !

Thresher was the most modern submarine of the US Navy based on the previous vessels Skipjack and Tullibee, it was a torpedo submarine of the so-called third generation, according to which another 25 were to be built.
🕔︎ 15.02.2003 👁︎ 25.815

The battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz

The Bismarck-class battleships ( Bismarck and Tirpitz ) were the largest, most beautiful, and most perfect ships the German Navy had ever had. At the same time, they were the largest ships on the European battlefield and the largest ships in the world, up to the status of Japanese Yamato-class ships ( Yamato and Musashi ) and American Iowa-class ships ( Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri, Wisconsin ).
🕔︎ 30.06.2003 👁︎ 93.781

The Downing Of The U-2

In 1958 and 1959, reconnaissance flights over the Soviet Union took place only sporadically. Eisenhower was constantly worried that overflights could provoke the Soviets to react, and perhaps even start World War III. Beginning in 1959, the Soviets fired U-2s with their SA-2 ground-to-air missiles, and some came dangerously close. The question of the size of the Soviet arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles still remained unanswered.
🕔︎ 15.02.2003 👁︎ 46.791

The sinking of the Hochseeflotte in Scapa Flow

In Versailles, the victorious powers argued over what to do with Germany and its interned fleet. In the end, the Germans solved it for them vigorously and quickly ... How ? You will find out a few lines below.
🕔︎ 04.07.2005 👁︎ 32.171

The sinking of the Task Force Z

On December 4, the newly formed Eastern Fleet arrived in Singapore, consisting of the battleship Prince of Wales, the battleship Repulse and several destroyers. Command was entrusted to Vice Admiral Thomas Philips.

🕔︎ 17.12.2002 👁︎ 34.064

The sinking of Wilhelm Gustloff - the largest naval evacuation in history

Wilhelm Gustloff ( 25,484 GRT ) was built in 1937 as the most valuable ship Kraft durch Freude ( KdF ). Wilhelm Gustloff was named after the leader of the NSDAP in Switzerland, who was assassinated in 1936. His name was chosen for the largest battleship of the KdF fleet. In 1937, he was baptized by the widow of a murdered man when he was launched. Wilhelm Gustloff became the flagship of the KdF
🕔︎ 07.10.2003 👁︎ 35.704

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