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Hagar

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Looking for a different schnell boot?
« on: December 28, 2008, 12:52:34 PM »

Just thought I would pass this on. Found it while looking for details of German S-boats sailng under the Danish Flag.
So if you are looking for something different to do with you s-boat, how about an s-boat sailing under the White Ensign?

http://www.foerderverein-museums-schnellboot.de/sboote-verbandklose.htm  The Google translator does an ok job if you need help.

Another one here: http://www.bmpt.org.uk/boats/S130/index1.htm
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amdaylight

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Re: Looking for a different schnell boot?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2008, 05:58:03 PM »

Thanks for this interesting information, were any of the Schnell Boots captured during the war? Yes I needed help, thanks for the note that the Google Translator works. Does any body know how much of there original armaments they carried at this point in there career?

Andre
over yonder in Portland Oregon
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Hagar

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Re: Looking for a different schnell boot?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2008, 07:04:09 PM »

Here is yet another link to a site called navalhistory.dk. The good news is that that site is also avaliable in English!!!
This link goes direct to the listing of torpedoboats that served in the Danish Navy.
http://www.navalhistory.dk/English/Naval_Lists/Types/TorpedoBoats.htm

Useful stuf like what where and whn together with why.
A brief out line that is of most interest to most is that apart from Germany seizing most of the Danish MTB's whislt Denmark was occupied during WWII !
At the end of the war, Denmark got two Vospers, from England, and a licence to build more. The S-boats where given to Denmark from the collective spoils of war, by the good ol US of A, bless em.

Its all pretty interesting stuf and would recomend a visit to the site.

Also did you know that there is a fully equiped "Vosper" (danish built) in the museum in Aaborg.
http://www.aalborgmarinemuseum.dk/index_en.php?id=19&mainid=3

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Re: Looking for a different schnell boot?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008, 07:56:47 AM »

Andre,

I don't believe that the Allies used any captured s-boots in the war except for a sunken one that was raised for evaluation.

Given S-130's history: Kriegsmarine, Royal Navy, MI6, Bundesmarine, even as a private houseboat... she certainly offers some interesting options for any modeler.  She is now owned by the Wheatcroft Collection & undergoing a full restoration - they'll using a raised Danish Zobel schnellboot for the mechanicals.  You can learn more of her background as well as follow ongoing restoration updates here:

http://www.s130.co.uk

http://www.rovcom.co.uk/s130_ww2_schnellboot_lift.htm

http://www.submerged.co.uk/marine-s130.php

Chuck

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Hagar

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Re: Looking for a different schnell boot?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009, 04:22:18 PM »

A bit more diging has uncovered the fact that 10 Elco 80' s where sold/given to the navy in Norway, so that is another option..
I am at this moment awaiting replies from a Museum in Denmark and one in Norway, to find out as much as I can regarding numbers colours, weapons etc.

I'll put any thing I find here.

The Wheatcroft boat is being restored using parts from boats that where scuttled by the Germans at the end of the war. As far as I am aware, is is not the whole boat that is being raised, they are just taking what they need. Not sure if that makes things better or not, but there was quite an uproar when the locals found out about the plans to raise "their boats"!
The Wheatcroft project is quite interesting and I will be following it along the way.
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taxi

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Re: Looking for a different schnell boot?
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009, 05:11:56 PM »

Here's a lot more info with lots of photos http://www.prinzeugen.com/SBOATIND.htm
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