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NHF-005 German Navy Collection

German Navy Collection Approximately 100 photographs and sketches of warships of the German Navy, c. 1939-1944. Includes battleships, cruisers and smaller vessels (destroyers, etc.). This also includes some views of the Walthers “high-speed submarine” and various units of the Germany Navy after the surrender in 1945. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers or removed and placed in the NH series. Many images appear to have been copied from publications. At least one image bears a Crown Copyright stamp.
Caption: Collection photo# NHF-005-B.01: German battleship Bismarck.
Description: Approximately 100 photographs and sketches of warships of the German Navy, c. 1939-1944. Includes battleships, cruisers and smaller vessels (destroyers, etc.). This also includes some views of the Walthers “high-speed submarine” and various units of the Germany Navy after the surrender in 1945. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers or removed and placed in the NH series. Many images appear to have been copied from publications. At least one image bears a Crown Copyright stamp.
Accession #: NHF
Catalog #: NHF-005
Donor: Naval Historical Foundation
After this Year: 1938
Before this Year: 1946
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NHF-005-A

18 images of German cruisers including: EMDEN (German Light Cruiser, 1925), 8 images including 2 drawings of EMDEN’s layout; 3 images of KÖLN (Light Cruiser, 1933) have been removed and replaced with printouts of their NHC online library page, 4 originals remain; 3 photos of and 1 page of statistical information on LEIPZIG (Light Cruiser, 1934); 2 photos and 1 layout drawing of ADMIRAL HIPPER (Heavy Cruiser, 1939).
NHF-005-B: German Battleships, 17 items, including 3 images of BISMARCK (Bismarck Class, 1941); 6 images of TIRPITZ (Bismarck Class, 1942); 4 images of GNEISENAU (Gneisenau Class, 1941); 1 image of SCHARNHORST (Gneisenau Class, 1939), another image has been removed and replaced by a printout from its NHC online library page; 1 image of ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE; 2 images of ADMIRAL SCHEER (Deutschland Class, 1941).

 

NHF-005-C

18 images, German destroyers, torpedo boats, etc. Images include: 2 LEBERECHT MAASZ-class DD’s; 1 MÖWE-class torpedo boat; 8 WOLF-class torpedo boats. Specifically identified ships include: 1 image of LEOPARD; 1 image of LUCHS (Wolf-class, 1934); 1 image of SEEADLER (Möwe Class, 1937); 1 image of MÖEWE (Möwe-class, 1937-1938); 1 image of ILTIS (Wolf-class, c. 1938); 2 images of KONDOR (Möwe-class, 1938).

 

NHF-005-D

German Submarines including: 1 image (plus negative) of the former U-570 (renamed HMS GRAPH after its capture by the RAF in August 1941); 6 images of German submarine U-505 at Chicago, Illinois, c. 1960 donated by Captain P.R. SMITH, USN.

 

NHF-005-E

Images taken in Germany, c. 1945. Includes 18 images of the Walthers “HIGH-SPEED SUBMARINE” at Hamburg, Germany in June 1945. Other images show parts of the German cities of ULM; FRANKFORT; the AUTOBAHN. Also 2 images of NARVIK-class destroyers and PRINZ EUGEN, in June 1945.

NHF-005 also has copies and negatives for much of the material in section NHF-005-E

Topic
  • People-Places-Things--German
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
File Formats
  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials