HOLLAND AND THE GERMAN NAVY


SchnellbooteAre you interested in the naval history of WW2?

Maybe it is a good idea, then, to join the Dutch Kriegsmarine Interest Group, an informal society of people who share this interest. We mainly focus on the connections that existed between Holland and the German Navy of WW2, the Kriegsmarine, and everything that relates to this subject. more ...


UD 5 (ex-O 27)Why does this Interest Group exist?

Holland was important for the German Navy. For this customer Dutch shipbuilders constructed, repaired and refitted large numbers of warships, like minesweepers, Uboats, gunboats and a wide range of other vessels. The Dutch ports have been frequently used for strategically important convoys, e.g. for transporting iron ore and coal. Also, Eboats, minesweepers, escort vessels and midget submarines were based there. Apart from this the Kriegsmarine was tasked with sea shore defences like anti-aircraft and coastal artillery outfits and a number of training units. And last but not least a number of headquarters, like the Führer der Schnellboote and the 1. Sicherungsdivision. more ...

 

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