Photo #: NH 91659
Deschimag Shipyard, Bremen, Germany
Fine screen halftone reproduction of a British Royal Air Force reconnaissance photograph of the Westhaven basin, taken 8 May 1942.
Ships present include the nearly complete heavy cruiser Seydlitz (launched in 1939 but never finished) -- marked by arrow -- and three destroyers.
The destroyer alongside Seydlitz is probably Z-34, which had been launched on 5 May, three days before the photograph was taken. Her machinery spaces are still open and no guns appear to be on board.
The other two destroyer, moored side-by-side at the head of the basin, are probably Z-32 (1942-1944), inboard with smokestacks in place, and Z-33 (1943-1946, later Soviet Provornyy), outboard with smokestacks not yet installed.
The original print came from U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence files.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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2 January 2003