What happened to Vorpostenboot V 6517

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jan-olof
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What happened to Vorpostenboot V 6517

Post by jan-olof » Tue May 11, 2021 2:04 pm

Hello again,

here's another mystery. According to many sources, the sinking of this vessel is attributed to the Soviet submarine V 2 on the 12th of October 1944, i.e.

12.10.44
D APP V 6517 43 208 + R/SS V 2 v. Nordkyn T

HMA (https://historisches-marinearchiv.de/pr ... eibung.php) on the other hand does not agree and HMA is usually correct so what gives, what really happened to this vessel, did she perhaps survive the war?

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Jan-Olof
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t-geronimo
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Re: What happened to Vorpostenboot V 6517

Post by t-geronimo » Tue May 11, 2021 6:39 pm

That is possible.

War diary 65. Vorpostenflottille ends 31.01.1945, and there V 6517 is still mentioned.
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Re: What happened to Vorpostenboot V 6517

Post by Erling Skjold » Wed May 12, 2021 9:32 pm

Hi,
V-6517 had an engine breakdown 9.10.1944 off Hammerfest, and was towed into hammerfest by V-6507 11.10.1944.
Operational again 26.10.44. Obviously not sunk 12.10.1944.
She changed number to V-6531 around 2.1945, and was operational in Horten in May 1945 as a part of HS-Fl Oslo (not changed number).

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Erling
jan-olof
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Re: What happened to Vorpostenboot V 6517

Post by jan-olof » Thu May 13, 2021 4:33 pm

Hello Thorsten and Erling,

many thanks for your detailed answers. It seems as if this vessel also survived the war then.

Best regards,

Jan-Olof
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Re: What happened to Vorpostenboot V 6517

Post by igorr » Tue May 25, 2021 4:06 am

Only attack conducted by V-2 was one against UJ.1220
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Re: What happened to Vorpostenboot V 6517

Post by jan-olof » Tue May 25, 2021 7:41 pm

Hello Igor,

thank you very much for this information.

Best regards,

Jan-Olof
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