Kriegsmarine Coastal Forces - 
      Gordon Williamson
    
      Ian Palmer

Kriegsmarine Coastal Forces

; Ian Palmer (Illustratør)

A fascinating look at the history of the ships that formed the backbone of the Kriegsmarine: from minesweepers to torpedo boats to blockade breakers. Les mer
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A fascinating look at the history of the ships that formed the backbone of the Kriegsmarine: from minesweepers to torpedo boats to blockade breakers.
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Forlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 48
ISBN: 9781846033315
Format: 25 x 18 cm
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Introduction * Minensuchboote (minesweepers) * Torpedoboote (torpedo boats) - small destroyers armed with two sets of torpedo tubes and similar to the Allied destroyer escort * Raumboote - trawlers pressed into military service which were literally "outpost" vessels perfoming a patrol service and giving early warning of the approach of enemy forces * Tenders: "Mothership" vessels for flotillas of smaller vessels such as E-boats and U-boats * Tankers and auxiliaries - provided crucial refuelling facilities to U-boats. Most were hunted down and destroyed during the course of the war * Blockage breakers * Miscellaneous - including former cruise liners acting as troopships. The Wilhelm Gustlov was sunk in the Baltic by a Soviet submarine carrying thousands of passengers including women and children fleeing the approaching Red Army. It was the greatest single loss of life in a maritime disaster yet few people have heard of the ship. Also training ships and Hitler's personal yacht, which was in fact a large steam powered vessel.
Gordon Williamson was born in 1951 and currently works for the Scottish Land Register. He spent seven years with the Military Police TA and has published a number of books and articles on the decorations of the Third Reich and their recipients. He is the author of a number of World War II titles for Osprey.