Pocket battleship “Admiral Scheer”, sunk at the shipyard in Kiel

Pocket battleship Admiral Scheer


Pocket battleship “Admiral Scheer”, sunk by British aircraft at the shipyard in Kiel.
On the night of April 9-10, 1945, during the raid of 600 bombers (according to other sources, 300 bombers participated in the raid) Admiral Scheer received 5 hits of air bombs. The pocket battleship tipped upwards with a keel near the quay wall. Most of the crew was on the shore, but 32 people, of those that were on board the ship, were killed.

 

 

 

 

Place of photo: Kiel, Germany
Date of the photo: 1943

In : 1945

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