Help Id these heavy coastal guns

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by jopaerya » 10 Jul 2022 20:13

Hello Sturm78

The only one close to La Rochelle is Bat. Hertha on Ile de Re with 15 cm S.K.L/45 ( NARA )

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by na4222 » 10 Jul 2022 22:09

Thanks Jos. Those were my conclusions as well!

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Jul 2022 21:22

Jos wrote
The only one close to La Rochelle is Bat. Hertha on Ile de Re with 15 cm S.K.L/45 ( NARA )
Thanks for your answer, Jopaerya. According to my information the Bat. Hertha had 3x15cm SK L45 and two of these guns were casemated with M272 bunkers in 1944....so its very possible that you are right.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Jul 2022 22:26

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. According to photo caption, an 24cm SK L40 gun at Sylt island, so I guess that this is a gun from SI Batterie

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by tristan-gereon » 29 Jul 2022 12:21

Hi,
it could not be S 1, because this battery have had 24 cm L/35. Thus it must be Fernkampfbatterie „S 2“ bzw. „Skagerrak“. This battery was used in the 1920-1936 as a Schulbatterie.
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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Jul 2022 21:28

Thank you Oliver... :wink:

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 31 Aug 2022 23:03

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this coastal gun ?
According to Ebay photo caption, captured British gun in Tobruk...

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by shultz » 01 Sep 2022 12:41

Sturm78 wrote:
31 Aug 2022 23:03
Hi all,

Can somebody identify this coastal gun ?
According to Ebay photo caption, captured British gun in Tobruk...

Sturm78
Hi Sturm, this is a 149/42 K. 1916 (K = Krupp) gun from the Tobruk defenses.
It was originally a German 15cm Ubts + Tbts KL-45 gun, mounted on German cruisers given to Italy as war prey after WW1.
It is recognized by the breech which protrudes far above the center line of the barrel (in your photo, the gun on the right in the background).
In Clerici's book it is misidentified as 152/40.
page 113 of book ''Le difese costiere Italiane nelle due guerre mondiali''.jpg
Add another photo taken on the same occasion as the one in the book, where you can see the breech better (photo from the net)
149-42 costiero a Tobruk.jpg
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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by shultz » 01 Sep 2022 12:45

shultz wrote:
01 Sep 2022 12:41
Sturm78 wrote:
31 Aug 2022 23:03
Hi all,

Can somebody identify this coastal gun

It was originally a German 15cm Ubts + Tbts KL-45 gun, mounted on German cruisers given to Italy as war prey after WW1.

Best regards ,
Shultz
Sorry, not cruisers, but heavy destroyers !!!

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 01 Sep 2022 22:28

Shultz wrote
Hi Sturm, this is a 149/42 K. 1916 (K = Krupp) gun from the Tobruk defenses.
It was originally a German 15cm Ubts + Tbts KL-45 gun, mounted on German cruisers given to Italy as war prey after WW1.
It is recognized by the breech which protrudes far above the center line of the barrel (in your photo, the gun on the right in the background).
In Clerici's book it is misidentified as 152/40.
Thank you very much, again, for your very informative answer, Shultz. :wink:

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by tristan-gereon » 05 Sep 2022 20:29

Hi,
from E..y an unknown Küstengeschütz.
Any ideas?
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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by tristan-gereon » 05 Sep 2022 20:30

Hello
and a second one.
Could this be a 24 cm Geschütz from Batterie Muschel at La Coubre?
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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by jopaerya » 05 Sep 2022 20:44

First one is in Greece ( Saloniki ) 21 cm Krupp
viewtopic.php?f=70&t=130430&p=2275422&h ... p#p2275422

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by jopaerya » 05 Sep 2022 20:50

Second looks to me a Russian 20.3 cm S.K.L/45
viewtopic.php?f=70&t=13521&p=1130521&hi ... l#p1130521

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by tristan-gereon » 06 Sep 2022 18:31

Two times thanks Jos !!!!
Oliver

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