NH 24

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jan-olof
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NH 24

Post by jan-olof » Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:48 pm

Hello again,

this time I'm wondering what happened to the German vessel NH 24, the sources differ:

"24 Apr 1944
The German auxiliary patrol vessel NH 24 is sunk when she hits a mine of the Altafjord in position 71°01'N, 24°00'E. The mine was most likely laid by the Soviet submarine L-15 on 15 August 1943."

https://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/4884.html

"Russischen Quellen zufolge warf L-15 Minen nicht im Altafjord, sondern S Vardö (Varangerfjord). Auch der Verlust von NH24 ist nicht nachvollziehbar. Daher wurde der Datensatz gelöscht."

https://www.historisches-marinearchiv.d ... _value=422

This old forum post seems to corroborate what's written on the ASA page above:

http://www.warsailors.com/forum/archive ... ,1134.html

The question then, what really happened to NH 24, did she survive the war?

Best regards,

Jan-Olof
Erling Skjold
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Re: NH 24

Post by Erling Skjold » Tue May 11, 2021 9:09 am

Hi,
NH-24 DENEB survived the war, and was undergoing repairs in Harstad in May 1945 (she was severely damaged when drifting ashore in December 1944). She was then returned to her ex norwegian civilian owner.
NH-24 DENEB is one of very few KM ships where the original Norwegian identity (a fishing boat of around 30 grt) is still unknown.

Best regards,
Erling
jan-olof
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Re: NH 24

Post by jan-olof » Tue May 11, 2021 1:54 pm

Hello Erling, nice to hear from you again.

so another mystery solved, many thanks for that. I have a couple of other ambiguities that you might be able to answer but I will post them in another thread.

Best regards,

Jan-Olof
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