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Thread: A walk in the park,...the Tirpitz-park

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    Nice post Ichhabe!





    A huge cloud rises from a direct hit on Germany's last battleship, the Tirpitz, by Baracuda bombers of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm in Altenfjord, Norway, April 3, 1944. The Tirpitz, sister ship of the Bismarck, has been trapped in the Altenfjord for most of the war. (AP Photo/British Official Photo)

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    Great photos and thread Ichhabe, very nice field camp and interesting research.

    Reading it I feel as looking the WWII week on the Historic Channel. Don´t forget to send them your curriculum

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    Yes...........very interesting.....thx

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    Poor Tirpitz copped a lot, the Brits tried for 3 years to sink it, they ended up sending an armada of bombers carrying Tall-Boys, many of which missed, but a couple hit and exploded the ammo magazines, 1000 crew died (all?) and it rolled over (Poseidon-style)

    Pity they wrecked it, being the Bismarck's sister-ship it has a lot of legacy...

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    I was there this weekend. Nice to visit the site.











    Some metal parts on the beach. Dont know if it is from Tirpitz.
    Last edited by NixXxoN; 10-26-2006 at 06:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wackywheelz View Post
    Poor Tirpitz copped a lot, the Brits tried for 3 years to sink it, they ended up sending an armada of bombers carrying Tall-Boys, many of which missed, but a couple hit and exploded the ammo magazines, 1000 crew died (all?) and it rolled over (Poseidon-style)

    Pity they wrecked it, being the Bismarck's sister-ship it has a lot of legacy...
    The guy that bought the wreck from the Norwegian govt. after the war (in return for dismantling it and tidy up the place) earned a fortune from scrap metal from Tirpitz. He also bought the right to salvage/earn profit from most other WW-2 wrecks in Norwegian waters.
    Incidentaly if you happen to walk over a piece of steel functioning as a temporary roadway/pavement on construction/maintenance digs in any Norwegian town, you walk on a piece of history, as most of those plates come from the wreck of Tirpitz.
    The maintenance of and flowers on the memorial I guess is payed for by the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V.

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    Thanks for the interesting post. Im glad the men who died are remembered in this way. Spent a few weeks working near Tromso a few years ago, never realised the Tirpitz' resting place was so close, pity. Maybe I will get back some time.

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    Thank you for the post!

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