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Re: norw. seinr ANDERS LIAAEN / V-5105 TORNADO
Posted by: Erling Skjold (IP Logged)
Date: October 06, 2003 10:53PM

Hi again,
The wreck of the V-5105 / Tornado was raised in June 1945 by the salvage steamers Draugen and Traust.
The information regarding a V-5105 during the attack at convoy Al-134-Be had to be researched in detail. The war diary of 51. V-Flotilla ends December 31. 1944, and on that day the V-5105 is still listed as sunk and salvage work being conducted. The war diary of 53. V-Flotilla of January 25. 1945 luckily exsist, and there it occurs a strange mix-up. In the written report from V-5305 it's stated (twice) that the V-5109 (Eber) was the vessel, but at the drawing it's the V-5105. The flotilla had not been given a "new" 5105 until December, as the former one hadn't been stricken. I can't find any V-5105 surrendered in May 1945 either. I would consider it's as impossible to recommision the Tornado during January (if raised), and the information given of vessels involved January 1945 as a mix-up, as it most probably was the V-5109 participating in the defense of the convoy.
Generally, as Craig already has stated, the numbers used in the flotillas often were reused, and altered both inside the flotillas, but always when being transferred to another flotilla.

Best regards
Erling



Subject Written By Posted
  norw. seinr ANDERS LIAAEN / V-5105 TORNADO Trygve 10/03/2003 03:26PM
  Re: norw. seinr ANDERS LIAAEN / V-5105 TORNADO Brian 10/03/2003 08:15PM
  Re: norw. seinr ANDERS LIAAEN / V-5105 TORNADO Trygve 10/03/2003 11:58PM
  Re: norw. seinr ANDERS LIAAEN / V-5105 TORNADO Brian 10/05/2003 09:10PM
  Re: norw. seinr ANDERS LIAAEN / V-5105 TORNADO Trygve 10/06/2003 12:39AM
  Re: norw. seinr ANDERS LIAAEN / V-5105 TORNADO Erling Skjold 10/05/2003 11:31PM
  Re: norw. seinr ANDERS LIAAEN / V-5105 TORNADO Trygve 10/06/2003 12:56AM
  Re: norw. seinr ANDERS LIAAEN / V-5105 TORNADO Siri 10/06/2003 07:35AM
  Re: norw. seinr ANDERS LIAAEN / V-5105 TORNADO Erling Skjold 10/06/2003 10:53PM
  Re: norw. seinr ANDERS LIAAEN / V-5105 TORNADO Craig Howard 10/06/2003 07:44AM
  Re: norw. seinr ANDERS LIAAEN / V-5105 TORNADO Siri 10/06/2003 08:10AM
  Re: norw. seinr ANDERS LIAAEN / V-5105 TORNADO Arild Engelsen 10/15/2003 02:13PM


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