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Posted by: New Connaught Ranger December 15, 2010 08:49 pm
Hallo Gentlemen, biggrin.gif

I have been asked by an acquaintance in Spain to see if I can get him any info with regards the attached pictures:-

Rear of first picture.

Part of his email:-

. . . .these picture came from a old German man that his father  a Kriegsmarine sailor was stationed at (the) Black sea in WW2 and I send you to a pic where you can see his father with among Romanian and German sailors, maybe you can tell me more about the picture and if Romanian sailors and km sailor where stationed together at Black Sea during WW2, in the cap tally you can see:APARAREA FIXA MARITIMA, can you search about what kind of branch in Romanian navy used this cap tally?

I assume there was some kind of Romanian Navy Coastal Artillery Units?

Many thanks for any forth coming information.

Kevin in Deva.


Posted by: raevski December 19, 2010 02:00 am
From the evidence supplied the Battery picture is of either
German artillery: The coastal batteries :
1.Tirpitz» 3-280 mm, to the south of Constantza,
or 2. Lange Bruno» 3-280 mm, to the north of Constantza,

Posted by: Montbrun December 20, 2010 04:51 pm
There were several German naval coastal batteries (as well as Rumanian), as well as naval units based in Rumania:

Gruparea Artilerie de Coasta Germana – Constanta

Batterie “Tirpitz” – 3 x 28.0cm Gun – South Constanta – installed 03/22/41
Batterie “Breslau” – 3 x 17.0cm Gun – Constanta (Vii) – installed 03/14/41
Batterie “Mamaia Sat” – 3 x 10.5cm Gun – Mamaia Sat – installed 03/08/41
688.Eisenbahn Batterie “Lange Bruno” – 3 x 28.0cm Rail Guns – North Constanta – arrives 03/08/41

1.Batterie – 3 x 10.5cm Gun – Cap Midia – arrives 02/23/41
2.Batterie – 3 x 10.5cm Gun – Constanta (Vii) – arrives 02/23/41
3.Batterie – 3 x 10.5cm Gun – Cap Tuzla – arrives 02/23/41

Posted by: dragos December 20, 2010 05:24 pm
Judging by the size of the shell, I would say it's a 17 cm caliber battery.

Posted by: New Connaught Ranger December 20, 2010 05:58 pm

Many thanks for the information posted so far,

I have passed it on to the gentleman concerned.

Kevin in Deva. biggrin.gif

Posted by: vladalex May 07, 2012 11:48 am
Hallo to all,
The picture posted shows an 120mm St.Chamond gunfrom romanian coastal defense .

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