Re: Lisa / M 5607
Posted by: Erling Skjold
Date: January 15, 2002 02:30PM
I have tried to find some more information. The M-5607 was transferred from Admiral Polarküste (southbound) 09.03.1942 in tow of vessels from the 12. UJ-Flottille together with M-5602, M-5604 and M-5606. She can't has been near Petsamo later that month. Admiral Südküste in Kristiansand was granted 10 German loggers 27.4.40 as replacement for ex Norwegian naval vessels transferred to Germany. 9 of those arrived 31.5.40 and were NK-xx vessels. Some of them (Such as Albatros) were later stricken from naval duty due to wear and tear.
The Norwegian M/K Lisa = Ø-6-B (1927)was lost 10.2.43 off Kristiansand due to stranding (constructive total loss). A very possible mix-up if there were two Lisa's serving within Hafenschutzflottille Kristiansand.
In 1944 the M-5607 = Zaunkönig and used as "Positionboot" (Admiral Nordküste).
I am uncertain what M-5607 that was transferred from Admiral Polarküste 9.3.42, but I think it is the German logger Lisa. Could it be that the Norwegian Lisa was a NK vessel when lost?
I hope this gives some few more details, and some more questions too!?