Unidentified Ships

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Unidentified photos of ships of the German navy.  Many of the photos we receive have little or no information about them and some of the German photographs are placed here in the hope that some of our visitors can help to identify them.  Many photographs have already come and gone from this page having been positively identified, so many thanks if you have contributed information.  However, we receive more of these photographs all the time, so please keep checking back. Many photographs kindly submitted by Tony Davies.  Please  USE OUR MESSAGE FORM .

Unidentified Ships of the rest of the world are here

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code  PGD033

Former K.U.K. River Patrol Boat "K".

After 1st March 1916 "Csuka", after 24th July 1929 "Birago".  The ship was commissioned in 1916, and saw action on every battle on the Danube, and later on the Black Sea.  In 1919 she fought against the Tschechs.  after World War I, Hungary received the ship (renamed Siofok).  In 1929 Hungary exchanged her with the patrol boat "Barsch".  After this, she served with the Austrian Navy.  She was broken up at the end of 1939.  Displacement 80t.  Crew 27.  Armament  1 x 7cm L/26, 2 x 8mm  MG.  You can identify the ship from the coning tower.  Only 2 ships were built with such towers, and the other was at the time of the Anschluss Hungarian.  

Many thanks to Alexander Lakatos.

ORIGINAL POSTCARD FOR SALE.  DONATED TOWARDS THE UPKEEP OF THIS SITE.

German Tender (converted minesweeper).  Either Hele (ex - M135), Wacht (ex - M133), Delphin (ex - M108), Frauenlob (ex - M134) or Jagd (ex - M82).

Displacement 525tons (Jagd 500 tons), 184ft length, speed 16 knots. Thanks to Carl Proctor.

Original  Postcard. Publisher Details Unknown. Price ?10.  Click here to order.    Order Code 

Minesweeper M53, pre WW1.

After the war she was sold to Argentina, renamed M4, renamed King in 1936 and scrapped in1948.  Tanks to Carl Proctor. 

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code

Looking for more info About this photo postcard  Reference GER4

Thought to be taken from a German U-boat, having just sunk an English vessel

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Fishery protection vessel either Elbe or Weser, Built in 1931, displacement 820 tons, length 58m. HP 1600 Speed: 15 Knots. armament One 88mm gun, Crew 67,  Elbe was allocated to Russia in 1945, and Weser was scrapped in 1954. (text supplied by Bjarne Kaastrup)

 

Looking for more info About this photo postcard Reference GER9.  Taken in 1916.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code  PGD034

Looking for more info About this photo postcard Reference GER8

Reference GER10.  Appears to say SMH Oron or similar

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Looking for more info About this photo postcard Reference GER12

Reference GER13

SMS Rhein.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PGD035

Reference GER15

Reference GER16

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Reference GER17

Text : "Panzerschiff bei .......... schterlicher See

Unidentified German vessel, possibly involved at Zeebrugge 1918.  Reference GER21.

Reference GER19

Looking for more info About this photo postcard Unidentified U boats

Looking for more info About this photo postcard 

Suggestion of 'Voranker'

Nothing is known about this photo other than it is of a German ship / crew. 

Courtesy of Walker Archives.

Reference German1

Unknown German port and ships

Looking for more info About this photo postcard Unknown German port / wrecks

Unknown German port / anchorage

An unknown German ship 

 Reproduction of this photo is available by permission of Walker Archives. Photographic image size 10" x 7" approx   price ?20 plus ?3 post for UK ?10 overseas, recorded airmail order photograph here

Reference Ger1x

Text on Card - "Die Kaiserin besichtigt die zerschossenen schiffe nach der Skagerrakschlacht" 

or "The Empress visits the shot-up ships after the Skagerrakschlacht (Battle of Jutland)"

The Kaiser and several princes visited the high seas fleet on board the flagship Friedrich der Gross on 5th June 1916 at Wilhelmshaven.

Thanks to Carl Proctor - this photo will be relocated soon.

 Reproduction of this photo is available by permission of Walker Archives. Photographic image size 10" x 7" approx   price ?20 plus ?3 post for UK ?10 overseas, recorded airmail order photograph here

Reference Ger2x