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Post subject: Re: Small ShipsPosted: January 23rd, 2013, 9:16 am
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Great work, and interesting historical description! :)

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Post subject: Re: Small ShipsPosted: January 23rd, 2013, 2:23 pm
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An excellent addition.

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Post subject: Re: Small ShipsPosted: January 23rd, 2013, 7:47 pm
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Incredible story, hitherto practically unknown. Magnificent work DG_Alpha.

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Post subject: Re: Small ShipsPosted: February 13th, 2013, 3:50 pm
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Schneewittchen
Built in 1888 as torpedo boat A, armed with two 350mm torpedo tubes and two revolver cannons. In 1889, the ship was used as a torpedo training vessel and by 1892 all the armament had been removed. In 1899, she was rebuilt as a station yacht and renamed Schneetwittchen (Snow White). Stationed in Kiel she served in that function in the years leading up to the first World War and was then used as a guard ship. After the war, Schneewittchen was stricken in 1920 and scrapped in 1921.
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Post subject: Re: Small ShipsPosted: February 13th, 2013, 3:56 pm
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Post subject: Re: Small ShipsPosted: February 13th, 2013, 4:43 pm
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Post subject: Re: Small ShipsPosted: March 18th, 2013, 7:40 pm
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The torpedo retrieval ships of the Class 430/430A of the Federal German Navy were built in the mid-to late sixties, replacing the 438/439 classes, which were remnants of the Kriegsmarine from WW2. The ships had a crew of 6-8 men that lived on 11 m^2 with showers only available on land or via bucket. The ships were used to retrieve training torpedos from torpedo boats and u-boats. The ships had a complete wooden hull made from mahagoni and two diesel generators and an engine that brought the ship to a top speed of 15,5kn. The torpedos were located via acoustic detectors and then picked up via the ramp at the transom. The ships also carried an underwater telephone to communicate with u-boats. In case of war, the ships would have funtion as a 'relais-station' and served under command for coastal defence.

The class consisted of nine ships, named TF-1 through TF-6 and TF-106 through TF-108. In the early nineties, all of the ships were decomissioned, except for TF-5. She was in service until 2008 and sold in 2009. TF-5 is now a museum ship in Leer, Germany.
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Post subject: Re: Small ShipsPosted: March 18th, 2013, 9:15 pm
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Excellent work and very informative description. Keep it up! :)

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Post subject: Re: Small ShipsPosted: March 18th, 2013, 9:16 pm
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These are nice DG. I always thought it was harder to draw small ships and boats than large ones.


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Post subject: Re: Small ShipsPosted: March 19th, 2013, 7:31 am
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Something for the Torpedo Retrieval Ship Class 430:3 are still in servive with the Real Hellenic Navy,they are classified as ΠΑΤ (Πλοία Αλιείας Τορπιλών).Also AU Hellenic Navy has them,so thanks!


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