SS Leverkusen

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Re: SS Leverkusen

Post by Polar bear » 10 Jul 2020 21:50

hi.
Sebastiano2 wrote:
07 Jul 2020 11:48
The stern section is on the keel, and goes from the superstructure to the bow.
I`m sorry, but that doesn`t make sense.

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Re: SS Leverkusen

Post by Sebastiano2 » 10 Jul 2020 22:02

:) sorry, stern was intended of course.

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Re: SS Leverkusen

Post by Urmel » 11 Jul 2020 16:36

kgvm wrote:
26 Aug 2016 13:28
"I wouldn't be surprised about fuel in cans, especially if it was Luftwaffe cargo."
Yes, but in January 1941 there was, AFAIK, no German Luftwaffe in North Africa.
Ingo carried Luftwaffe troops BTW.
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

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Re: SS Leverkusen

Post by Urmel » 15 Feb 2021 14:49

jwsleser wrote:
10 Aug 2016 12:45
The cargo holds are not full, they look more like semi-empty, but they still contain quite some materials.
A policy was instituted during the war to only partially load the ships sent to A.S. The reason for this was to reduce cargo loss if a ship was sunk. I would need to check when this policy was instituted. A partially load ship would not be uncommon.

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Records of the German naval transport command Naples from February 1941 indicate that this was done to speed up discharging the vessels in North Africa.
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

The CRUSADER Project - The Winter Battle 1941/42

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