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bigboywooly
Posted: August 22, 2006 08:32 pm
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Hi everybody :D

Can anybody give me any information on convoy routes\shipping lanes in the Black sea ?
Interested in Axis and Russian too if anybody can help
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sid guttridge
Posted: August 23, 2006 10:26 am
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Hi BBW,

They are covered in great detail in the first two volumes of Koslinski and Stanescu.

If you only have access to English, they are also covered in "Third Axis, Fourth Ally" by Axworthy, Scafes and Craciunoiu.

English-language translations of the diaries of the German Admiral Black Sea can be found in the Imperial War Museum Library in London and also in the Library of Congress in Washington.

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bigboywooly
Posted: August 23, 2006 03:04 pm
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Thanx for your help Sid :D
Though am in a bit of a hurry lol am adding some Black sea shipping to a PC game and am short of time
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sid guttridge
Posted: August 24, 2006 10:57 am
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Hi BBW,

Go to "Third Axis, Fourth Ally". It contains two maps with basic Axis and Soviet shipping lanes and mine fields as laid by year.

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bigboywooly
Posted: August 25, 2006 04:21 pm
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Thanx for your help anyway
Cant find it to borrow :angry:
Only wanted the convoy routes so not worth buying :unsure:
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Posted: August 26, 2006 06:09 am
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The convoy routes in the Black Sea evolved as the war went on and territory was gained or lost.

In 1941, the main route was the the one going from Constanta to the Bosphorus, with optional stops at Varna or Burgas. This particular route was important for the oil transports of the Italian Navy and after Italy's capitulation it lost importance.

Another route opened in 1941 was the one between Constanta/Sulina and Odessa, following the city's capture by the 4th Romanian Army on 16 October 1941.

The route to Crimea was opened in August 1942. Until Ocotber, when the port of Sevastopol was again operational, the smaller port at Balaklava was used.
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