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HERMES (2)

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:48 pm
by Henk
HERMES (2)
1943 - 1950
Bugsier-, Reederei und Bergungs AG - Danzig
40,80 x x 7,60 x 3,70 x 2,40 m.
247 grt.
3 cylinder Triple Expansion
400 ihp
13-07-1943 in charter named WAL and 19-10-1944 bought and renamed
03-08-1950 Waprice to Boat Pool Kiel

Build as salvage vessel VAL for the Russian Navy.
In 1940 seized by the Kriegsmarine renamed WAL (N-43).
In August 1941 in Reval sunk by bombing.
In May 1942 raised and repaired and in servivce with Marinebefehlshaber Ostland (Danziger Seebad & Dampfschiff "Weichsel" AG) - Danzig.
In 1943/1944 rebuild at Danziger Werft AG - Danzig.

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Re: HERMES (2)

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:05 am
by davidships
I have a different sequence, but not good sources

Built 1938
Autumn 1941 sunk by German aircraft while laying mines off Irben Straits, Gulf of Riga.

Re: HERMES (2)

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:43 pm
by Jaap Bijl
Built 1938 in 'Stachanoff' project
1941 (08) sunk by German airattack at Tallin
1942 (05) salved by the Germans
1942-1943 WAL, Deutsch Kriegsmarine
1943 rebuilt into a tug
1945 (06) registerd as XS 41, Boot Pool Craft Dispososals (British), Kiel
1950 possibly to U.S.S.R.